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Colm Henry

Ireland delivering better, safer health outcomes

When people criticised the Irish health services they should be told that we were delivering better and safer outcomes than 10 years ago, to an increased population, a significantly increased elderly population, with more complex cases and less capacity, Dr. Colm Henry, National Clinical Advisor, Acute Hospitals told a meeting of the HMI South in the Erinville Hospital, Cork, last week.

Denis Doherty

Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na scolb (A windy day is not a day for thatching)

The period over Christmas into the New Year was a quiet time for news at home and abroad. When post holiday activity resumed on the January 3, the trolley ‘crisis’ in our hospitals became the big news story and the main political controversy. It soon became clear that this good crisis was not going to be wasted!

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News

News from around your health services

Leopardstown Park Hospital received EcoMerit Cert
St. Francis Hospice Wins Top Award
Image Business Woman Of The Year Award
Deadline for HTA participation
Minister spells out work of National Patient Safety Office
Masters in Human Factors in Patient Safety
Graduates all offered permanent jobs
Hospitals fined for target breaches
Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit
Attracting European Medicines Agency To Dublin
New Guidance On Patient Consent for Anaesthesia
Evidence for Clinical Guidelines
National Standards For Maternity Care
Minister Visits NRH
Waterford Community Nursing Unit
Electronic Health Record Launched
RCPI President Designate
University Degree In Paramedic Studies
Services for ethnic minority communities
Five New Primary Care Centres
Real Time Information For Limerick ED
Mallow Injury Unit
Standardising Patient Summaries
EIB Loan Drives Hospital Expansion
Statutory Homecare Consultation
Mullingar Healthy Ireland
Standards For Data Collection
Some cancer rates declining or static

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How the Influenza Vaccine Works

Influenza is an acute respiratory infection which can be asymptomatic or symptomatic with sudden onset of symptoms such as fever, a dry cough, muscle pains, headache, and sore throat. In most cases the illness is self-limiting but in certain risk groups it can be severe and even fatal, write Drs. Lois O’Connor EPIET Fellow, Joan O’Donnell, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre and Kevin Kelleher, Director, Health & Wellbeing – Public Health and Child Health.

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Has HSE got more or less money this year?

You still need to keep your wits about you to work out from the 2017 HSE National Service Plan if the budget received by the HSE to fund health and social services in 2017 is an increase or a decrease on last year, writes Maureen Browne.

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Maureen Browne

How the HSE will spend its 2017 budget

The HSE will spend €81.3 million expanding and developing services this year, writes Maureen Browne.

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Tony O'Brien

Risks To Successful Delivery of NSP

There are a number of risks to the successful delivery of NSP 2017, according to HSE Director General, Tony O’Brien. Maureen Browne reports.

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Simon Harris T.D.

NTPF to use private hospitals for longest waiters

Health Minister Simon Harris said the National Treatment Purchase Fund is to use private acute hospitals to provide treatment for patients waiting longest on inpatient and daycase waiting lists, writes Maureen Browne.

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Dr. Peter Lachman

Leaders Need To Make Equity A Priority

The development of the quality movement in healthcare is recent, and can be traced to the IOM report Crossing the Quality Challenge. The IOM defined quality of healthcare in terms of six domains. These are safety efficiency, effective care, timely care, person care and equitable care, writes Dr. Peter Lachman.

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Carol O'Brady

Guiding for Ireland

Thirteen years ago, Carol O’Brady’s eight year old daughter, Aoife, was excitedly preparing to join the Brownies, the section of the Irish Girl Guides for 7-10 year olds, writes Maureen Browne.

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Aidan Lynch, General Manager of GSK Pharma Ireland

A Plan for Success, GSK’s approach

In early January the leadership team in GSK comes together to develop the organisation’s goals, which reflect the specific opportunities and challenges for 2017. In the last three years, GSK’s strategy has helped us win in challenging conditions by changing our new operating model and using this to drive competitive advantage, writes Aidan Lynch, Vice-President and General Manager, GSK.

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Conor Hannaway

Unlocking the secrets of staff surveys

An earlier article discussed how staff surveys can be very useful tools to understand the opinions of staff and to give everyone an opportunity to express their views. It emphasised however that a proper analysis of the results of the survey is essential to identify the real meaning behind the data. In this regard, exploring possible causal links between different pieces of data is very insightful, writes Conor Hannaway.

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Diary of Events

Health managers may be interested in these events.

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