To keep you up-to-date with the news in Ireland's newest hospital this up-to-date news and events section will capture everything you need to know! Our newsletter archive is also available below for any background reading you may require. Stay tuned for any upcoming events that may interest you!

NFMHS Shortlisted for Irish Healthcare Award

The National Forensic Mental Health Service has been shortlisted for the Irish Healthcare Award for Best Use of Information Technology: Transforming Delivery of Forensic Mental Healthcare. This is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved in the development and implementation of the Trakcare system. We can already see the staff benefits and enhancements in the quality of care to our patients, and hope that NFMHS will receive a positive outcome at the awards event in December.

Further information can be found on the Irish Healthcare Awards 2023 site

NFMHS launches new electronic clinical management patient information system

On the 6 September 2023, the HSE National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) successfully launched an electronic clinical management patient information system. This electronic patient record system has been developed by the Health Service Executive, eHealth Ireland, NFMHS project team and with our approved contractor InterSystems. The system is based around the NFMHS model of care which forms the basis of our clinical care and treatment with patients. This new system will enhance how we deliver our service to our patients, will empower our staff to make informed decisions, and allow for best practice to be implemented across the service.
See the below
 video to find out more about the benefits of the system.

New electronic clinical management patient information system (Vimeo)

Tobacco Free Campus

The CMH is a complete (inpatient and outpatient) tobacco free campus since 1st February 2020.

We have been recognised by the HSE's Tobacco Free Ireland programme and have received an international gold standard award from the Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services.

Our service offers a comprehensive and collaborative approach to tobacco cessation, by offering effective nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) combination treatment together with therapeutic behavioural interventions.

Covid-19 and Forensic Psychiatry Webinar Series

Providing care in forensic mental health hospitals has been uniquely challenging in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CAMH and the University of Toronto, Forensic Division, in partnership with the National Forensic Mental Health Service in Dublin, will present a six-part webinar series that brings together leaders of the international forensic psychiatry community. 

Each week we will hear from speakers providing their regional perspectives and best practices on managing this pandemic in a secure hospital setting.

The webinar series is co-hosted by Associate Prof. Sandy Simpson, University of Toronto and Prof. Harry Kennedy, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Presentation A: Anatomy of a COVID-19 Outbreak and Presentation B: How will COVID-19 change Forensic Psychiatry?

Chair: Dr Sumeeta Chatterjee, CAMH and University of Toronto

Presentation A - Speakers

Presenter: Dr Sandy Simpson, Chief, Forensic Division, CAMH/ University of Toronto

Discussant: Dr Mary Davoren, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Objectives: To describe the patterns of organizational steps taken to reduce COVID outbreak risk and the key steps required to manage a COVID-19 outbreak in a secure setting.

Presentation B - Speakers

Presenter: Prof. Harry Kennedy, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Discussant: Dr Treena Wilkie, Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Associate Chief of Forensic Division, CAMH/University of Toronto

Objectives: To provide an overview of responses to COVID-19 in secure forensic settings and a helicopter view of the future in the light of the pandemic.