IN THIS ISSUE
HSE holds second staff survey
Sod turning for the new Children’s Hospital
Minister opens Temple Street Extended ED
Breaches of waiting targets
Increase in patients treated in 2015
GPs can now refer electronically to acute hospitals
Different qualities of life for residents with disabilities
Overview Report of Disability Inspections
National Standards for Bereavement Care
HSE HR awarded excellence certification
New Hybrid Cardiac Catheterisation
Patient hotel proposed
New Drogheda Psychiatric Unit
Counsellors and psychotherapists
New charges from next January
HSE Response to Áras Attracta Report
New CORU Chair
No second cardiac cath lab for UHW
Over 1,800 patients participating in HRB research trials
New memorandum of understanding
Understaffing driving doctors abroad
HIQA endorses patient record model
Significant increase in infectious syphilis in Cork
A project which resulted in a reduction in the number of babies receiving blood transfusions in the Rotunda Hospital Dublin, was a finalist in the HMI overall Leaders award. Maureen Browne reports.
In 2012 WALK, a community and voluntary organisation supporting adults with intellectual disabilities, wanted to find a way to ensure that its values were reflected in the everyday actions of its staff, writes Austin O’Sullivan.
All the examples and analogies much used by politicians the globe over come to mind when trying to describe why we need a digital fabric to support health care delivery in Ireland. Nowadays, Uber is the watch word for digitisation and disruption of a market place. Airbnb is wheeled out as another clear example of a change inspired by a disruption; can health care really be changed in a similar way? Of course it can, write Richard Corbridge and Maria O’laughlin.
The new leadership changes reform the “centre” to establish a new way of working, which could be characterised as a ‘noses in, fingers out culture’ as between the “commissioning” and service delivery parts of the health service according to HSE Director General, Tony O’Brien. Maureen Browne reports.
Hospital Groups and CHOs are required to provide winter plans for 2016/2017, for validation by the end of this month, following publication of the HSE Winter Initiative Plan for the coming winter. Maureen Browne reports.
The action plan on waiting lists announced by Health Minister, Simon Harris last month aims to reduce by 50% the number of patients waiting over 18 months by the end of December, writes Maureen Browne.
An eight point strategy which, he said, would enable health managers to develop the necessary leadership approach to drive quality improvements in healthcare in Ireland, was spelled out by Dr. Philip Crowley National Director, Quality Improvement Division, HSE, when he addressed the HMI South Forum in Erinville, South/South West Hospital Group, Western Road, Cork. Maureen Browne reports.
If Carlsberg did healthcare, they would be wary, very wary of political initiatives, writes Denis Doherty.
In the past, I have discussed the issue of the management of the flow of patients in Ireland and possible solutions. This is not an Irish problem per se, as worldwide there is ongoing attempts to try match demand for healthcare with a finite supply of resources. The problem is that we have not really understood what demand is or how to effectively supply inpatient healthcare, writes Dr. Peter Lachman.
Dr. Leandro Herrero presented an excellent and thought provoking paper where he gave high praise to the substance and aspirations of the HSE HR People Strategy, At the HSE HR Conference “Facing the Challenges, Embracing the Future”, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin in June writes Mary McCarthy.
The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012-2016 requires that all employees employed whether on a temporary, or agency contract, as an intern or on a voluntary basis who provide services to children under 18 or to a “Vulnerable Person” must be vetted by the National Vetting Bureau (formerly Garda Vetting Bureau), writes Davnet O’Driscoll.
Healthcare managers may be interested in these events.