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2020 Annual NGH Quality Improvement and Research Day

NGH QI and Research Day layout

The 2020 Annual Quality Improvement (QI) and Research Day was held virtually at Naas General Hospital (NGH) on the slightly delayed date of 29th January 2021.

There was huge participation from all members of the multi-disciplinary team at NGH.  31 virtual posters were entered into the virtual poster competition by multidisciplinary QI teams showcasing their excellent work and huge commitment to improving the quality and safety of patient care at NGH - very impressive QI activity, especially during this Pandemic! 

The virtual posters were judged externally by four experts who were blown away by the standard and amount of QI that was being conducted at NGH.  The top three QI project teams, as judged by the external experts, presented their QI projects at the virtual event.  NGH staff members also voted electronically for their preferred poster.  Ms. Alice Kinsella, General Manager presented the prizes virtually to the QI teams, congratulated all staff on the superb quality of the work showcased in all the posters and thanked the organising team (Mairead Holland, Evelyn O’Shea, Ronan Hegarty, Gillian O’Loughlin, Anne Murphy, Bernadette Jackson and Elaine Harris).

The winning QI projects were:

First place

  • OT led triage in Out Patient Geriatric Medicine Improves Efficiency of Diagnosis & Treatment for Patients
    QI Team: Áine Coe, Paul O’Brien, Mary Martin, Anne O’Driscoll, Yvonne Codd, Evelyn O’Shea, Joan Elliott

Joint second place

  • A clinical and economic evaluation, intervention and change of parenteral nutrition in NGH
    QI Team: Fiona Lucey, Elaine Murray, Aoife Devitt, Gillian O'Loughlin (Nutrition and Dietetics Dept.), Ann Pilkington (Pharmacy Dept.), Ciara McNulty, Victoria O’Brien, University College Dublin).
  • If it’s CAP consider CURB 65
    QI team: Zubair Abbas, Sarah Bergin, Deirdre Canning, Pauline Duggan, Amani El Gammal, Evelyn O’Shea, Muhammad Tahir

Commended posters

  • The Introduction of an Upper Limb Rehabilitation Group in an Acute Setting
    QI Team:  Orlaith Heslin, Seán Cusack (Physiotherapy Department) Deirdre Arnold, Maura O’ Donoghue (Occupational Therapy Department)
  • Reducing Patient Experience (Waiting) Times in the Gastro OPD Clinic
    QI Team: A. Byrne, G. O’Loughlin, J. O’Rourke, E. O’Shea, M. Cassidy, M. Ward, C. Balfe, C. Kinsella, J. Rea, I. Cretu.  (Naas General Hospital)
  • Texture Modified Diets in Naas General Hospital - Are we meeting National and International Standards
    QI Team: Sarah Duggan, Ciara Fay, Gillian O'Loughlin (Nutrition and Dietetics Department), Niamh O’Loughlin, Niamh Barrett (Dept. Speech and Language Therapy) , Theresa Fitzsimons, Sheila Rothwell (Catering Dept.)
  • Shared Learning in the Clinical Environment through Learning Notices
    QI Team: Holland M., Holland D., Kinsella A.
  • Development of a Shared Competency Framework for a Frailty Intervention Team
    QI Team: Dearbháil Kelly, Chiedza Mc Clean, Suzanne Doyle, Eimear Horan
    Emergency Department, Naas General Hospital


Staff preferred poster

  • Standardized and Structured Nursing Documentation - QI in NGH ED
    QI Team:  Hailey Reyes, Doireann Deay, Cris Sheena Quido


QI teams are already working on their projects for the 2021 NGH Annual QI and Research Day!

Congratulations to all involved.