Welcome to Health Manager Journal September 2021

HMI to publish ‘service plan’ for its future

The optimism associated with the success of the Covid 19 vaccination programme, which reached the end of its first phase in early Autumn, allowed us to start to think about recovery, writes HMI President, Tony Canavan.

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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.


New Chair of National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

Ms Fiona Ross has been appointed Chairperson- of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB), following a State Boards campaign and selection process. Ms. Ross...

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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