Emergency Department Taskforce
The role of the Emergency Department Taskforce is to develop sustainable long-term solutions to ED overcrowding. The ED Taskforce Implementation Oversight Group is chaired, co chaired by Anne O Connor HSE Deputy Director General and Phil Ni Sheaghdha General Secretary Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). It includes representatives of the Hospital Groups, Department of Health, Patient Advocates, Staff Representatives Bodies and the HSE. The Minister for Health attends the Taskforce meetings. Updatesfrom meetings are routinely published.
The Taskforce Action Plan was published in 2015.
The Plan sets out a range of time defined actions to
(i) optimise existing hospital and community capacity
(ii) develop internal capability and process improvement and
(iii) improve leadership, governance, planning and oversight.