Phased refurbishment and extension to the surgical day unit of Nenagh hospital in Tipperary to ensure more space for staff and better facilities for patients.
Last week, we introduced our three staff Quit Leaders – Shauna Strutt, Jennifer Curtis and Martha Clarke who are taking part in the 28-day no smoking challenge. As we head into the second week of the challenge for our Quit Leaders, we check in with them to see how they are getting on.
The sound of singing and laughter has been heard ringing through one Leitrim day hospital as many of its elderly patients got to showcase their talents through the Music in Mind Initiative. Music in Mind is a collaboration between the National Concert Hall and Mental Health Ireland.
Giving up the cigarettes can be tough but two HSE staff members have decided that they aren’t just going to kick the habit – they are also going to help others to do the same. Martha Clark and Shauna Strutt have volunteered to become staff Quit leaders, providing peer support and encouragement to colleagues and service users who have also decided to give up smoking once and for all
A transitional care unit for the elderly has been leading the way in medication information, ensuring all patients are discharged with a full list of their medicines and their uses. Staff in the Cottage Hospital in Drogheda introduced the medication reconciliation checklist in 2018 in response to the World Health Organization Global Patient Safety Challenge, Medication Without Harm, and the HSE’s Know Check Ask campaign.
Having a loved one spend time in hospital can be extremely difficult but two projects are making life a little easier for patients and their family members in the west. In University Hospital Galway (UHG), Croí, the heart and stroke charity, recently funded the furnishing and redesign of a new family room for the Coronary Care Unit, while Sligo University Hospital (SUH) was delighted to introduce 21 new buddy beds to the Paediatric Department.
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