Drogheda Hospital. Turning Drogheda into a state of the Art Premier League Hospital

REGIONAL HEALTH FORUM – DUBLIN AND NORTH EAST

FÓRAM RÉIGIÚNACH SLÁINTE – BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH AGUS AN TOIRTHUAISCEART

22ND NOVEMBER, 2010

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3

MOTIONS

Motion:-
“That the HSE arrange a public conference on the current position of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda to include the restatement of the current HSE development plan with:-

▪ An invitation to the staff of the hospital and members of the public to submit issues which should be discussed with a view to resolution;
▪ A summary of the number of systems in the hospital operating to HIQA or international accreditation standards;
▪ A list of the Multidisciplinary Meetings held in the hospital regarding Lourdes Hospital Patients and specialties normally in attendance;
▪ A review of the waiting lists for services across the Lourdes Hospital;
▪ The publication of the numbers of Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors training posts and training rotations affecting the hospital. The impact of staff shortfalls on services;
▪ Information Technology services at the hospital and liaison with primary care;
▪ Management grades at the hospital and an external review of efficiencies.

Submitted by Cllr. Bill Tormey

Reply:

The Management Team of the Louth/Meath Hospital Group provide regular update to staff, unions, GP’s, public representatives and media regularly on developments and issues within the group including the North East Transformation Programme. Management would ask that a decision on holding such a conference would be deferred until the 2011 budgetary position is known.

Willie Rattigan
Hospital Network Manager
HSE Dublin North West

Tel: (041) 6871521
E-mail: dne.hospitalnetwork@hse.ie

Note From Bill. The HSE staff with the people of the Northeast should together turn Drogheda Hospital into a Premier League Hospital with services aimed at the level of the Mayo Clinic. This can be done by networking with other hospitals in specialist pods. Service cengtres for Imaging and Pathology should be open access and highly efficient. All scans, imaging and blood sciences should be openly available to ALL service users. Open Access to the service departments from GPs in primary care and for all hospital consultants whould be the norm. A colon screening programme for large bowel cancer should be organised to the latest best international standards. Excellent IT standards are necessary to achieve this. With the will and the service plan, this can be done.

Drogheda Hospital can be great. Together we can do it.