Two years after the launch of the HSE Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Model, women across the country have spoken about the transformative effects the perinatal mental health services have had on their pregnancies and beyond. Perinatal mental health disorders are those which complicate pregnancy and the first postnatal year. They include both new-onset and relapse or reoccurrence of pre-existing disorders. Their unique aspect is their potential to affect the relationship between mother, child, and family unit. In developing the model of care the HSE were very much focused on the needs of women, infants and their families.
A drone has begun delivering life-saving diabetes care to the remote Aran Islands. Professor Derek O’Keeffe, Consultant Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospitals and Professor of Medical Device Technology at NUI Galway, was the project lead for the world’s first autonomous beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone delivery of diabetes prescription medications (insulin, glucagon) and collection of a patient blood sample between Connemara Airport and Inis Mór, Aran Islands.
There’s nothing like the company of children to keep you young. It was with that in mind that the Blossom Together program began to take roots in a community hospital in Co Leitrim. The intergenerational project came about following observations of the joy that visiting children brought to the residents, many suffering with dementia.
Autistic patients attending Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) will now benefit from improved accommodation of their specific needs, a more knowledgeable workforce and a calmer hospital experience. It is all thanks to a new video produced to help healthcare professionals interacting with autistic children and adults in an acute hospital setting.
Helen Twomey has cerebral palsy and has severe mobility issues. But now she has a new best friend who has changed all that – Alexa!
Paul Reid, CEO and the HSE Executive Management Team reflect on the commitment and dedication of our staff and wish everyone in every part of the country and service a Happy and Peaceful Christmas
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