Objectives and Priorities

Key objectives of the programme

  • All infants, children and adults requiring critical care will receive the appropriate treatment, in the right place, at the right time, by the right people.
  • Develop clinical governance structures and practices to aid improvement in quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness of the NTMP, ensuring best patient outcomes.
  • Outline roles, responsibilities and competencies for all clinical personnel involved in retrievals and transfers.
  • Ensure authority, accountability and responsibility for all members of the national retrieval teams.
  • Establish a National Retrieval Coordination Desk with a single point of contact for all retrieval requests.
  • Establish a National ‘live’ Bed-Bureau.

Priorities for 2015

  • Develop national electronic data collection for quality metrics specific to the transport environment.
  • Invest in building enhanced partnerships with the existing services in Galway, while also identifying future models of care for adult retrieval.
  • Develop a business case to support expansion of the Paediatric and Neonatal Retrieval Service.
  • Work in partnership with NAS to build on the current investment and service provision for the NTMP.
  • Standardise equipment for adult retrieval teams and regional centres.