The Serum Eye Drop Programme in University Hospital Galway prepares eye-drops using patients own blood, to relieve conditions such as severe dry-eye to burns and ulcers in the eye. The hospital is the only licensed producer of serum eye-drops in the country. The project won the ‘Team Project’ and ‘People’s Choice’ awards at last year’s Health Service Excellence Awards. #OurHealthService
Michael Power is a student representative of the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). He tells us about his personal experience of the navigating our health service with literacy difficulties.
People who have experienced mental health issues and are in recovery themselves have been offering support to service users across the country in a new approach by the HSE Mental Health Division.
When patients admitted to St. Vincent’s University Hospital for management of the acute diabetic foot increased by 52%, staff established a project that resulted in fewer hospital admissions and fewer amputations.
When Edward Humphrey went from smoking 20 cigarettes a day to 60, he knew his habit was out of control and resolved to quit.
The Temple Street Children's Hospital Influenza Vaccination Campaign 2016/2017 encouraged the uptake of the vaccine among staff.
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Living our values is a key part of improving the health services experience, for our staff and for those we serve, as part of our mission to build a better health service.
We need to support our workforce who have experienced significant increases in demand, and have been doing 'more with less' over the last number of years.