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Social Media illustrates creative and dedicated efforts of health service staff responding to COVID 19

Top tweets displaying innovative solutions to the current coronavirus outbreak across the health services

ICU nursing team at Tallaght University Hospital

As health service staff continue to work on a 24/7 basis to provide and maintain services, social media in recent weeks has acted as a platform to illustrate and share the many creative, inventive and committed ways that staff are working.

Tallaght University Hospital showed how through great teamwork their ICU Nursing Team were preparing to protect and care for their patient

In the same hospital, the Orthopaedic and Physiotherapy Departments were collaborating to carry out their first ever fracture clinic.

Amongst the many hundreds of personnel who joined the contact tracing teams across the country were HSE Public Health, Medical and Administrative staff augmented by Defence Force personnel in Dr Steevens.

 While many former staff members were returning from retirement, even those who were not in a position to return sought to help with one former nurse demonstrating the handwashing technique learned many years ago when she first started out in her career through a video captured by her daughter – a current HSE employee.

 In HSE CHO7 the Past Times Community Choir have invited everyone to join a live stream sing along session on Friday March 27 at 11am online to ensure older persons and the community in general is engaged and entertained and those on their own are included and embraced through song.

In Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, their physiotherapy staff prepared in a collaborative way.

 

There are many more examples of the great and innovative work being done by colleagues across the health services. If you would like to share your experience please contact us at internalcomms@hse.ie