Welcome to Health Manager Journal September 2021

Making the most of the possibilities and opportunities of the new regional structures

This month sees a significant progression in the reorganisation of the Health services in Ireland with the appointment of three of the new Regional...

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How an inclusive trauma system will work in Ireland

An inclusive trauma system, in which all healthcare facilities are involved in the care of injured patients at a level commensurate with their capabilities...


The role of the NRH Foundation in supporting the only specialist rehabilitation hospital in Ireland

In June this year, the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of Phase One of its long-awaited new hospital development on the campus of the NRH, at Rochestown Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, writes Edel Lambe.


HMI President and Council Member Among Six New Health Region REOs

HMI President, Tony Canavan and HMI Council Member, Kate Killeen White are among the six Regional Executive Officers (REOs) appointed by the HSE for...

Hanged If You Do – Reflections from a career in child protection

Child protection social workers have to walk a very narrow line between protecting children in their families and protecting them from their families. Well documented scandals have involved the failures of social workers to intervene soon enough, if at all - and failures involving premature or draconian interventions which were subsequently found to be unwarranted. While doctors differ and patients die, there is a public expectation that social workers will protect all of the children all of the time.

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