HSE February Budget and Great News Reports

The last meeting of the Health Services Committee took place on Thursday, 28th February, 2013 at 2.30pm in the Forum Meeting Room, HSE, Dublin Road, Kells, Co Meath. In the absence of the Chairperson, Cllr. Ann Dillon-Gallagher, the Vice-Chairperson, Cllr. Eithne Loftus chaired the meeting.

Presentation on Dublin North East Regional Service Plan 2013 Mr. Stephen Mulvany, Regional Director of Operations gave a detailed presentation on the Dublin North East Regional Service Plan 2013 and Ms. Margaret Swords, Group General Manager – Louth Meath gave a presentation in respect of the Louth Meath Hospital Group which included details on the new governance structures. In the course of discussions members raised a number of issues including the Fair Deal Scheme, the role out of the Primary Care Centres in the region, GP Services, Patient Safety and Ambulance Services.

Senior management present responded to the queries and concerns raised by the members and it was agreed that members would be kept updated on the ongoing developments in relation to the various concerns they had raised.

HSE Updates A report was circulated to the meeting which dealt with the following:-

  • Officially opening of new Mental Health Facility, ‘Phoenix Care Centre’ at Grangegorman.
  • Emergency Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital relocates.
  • BreastCheck publishes 2011 – 2012 Programme Report.
  • New guidelines on promoting positive mental health and suicide prevention in post-primary schools.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes staff fundraise to provide maternal training in Afghanistan.
  • Minister for Health launches first National Clinical Guideline National Early Warning Score.
  • Launch of HSE Dublin North East Hand Hygiene E-Learning Tool.
  • Weigh to go! 40 staff from Cavan General embark on their own bid to get fit and beat the bulge!
  • Haemochromatosis Information Event.

Date and Time of next meeting The next meeting of the Health Services Committee will be held on Monday, 22nd April, 2013 at 11:00am in the Forum Meeting Room, HSE, Dublin Road, Kells, Co Meath.

The minutes of the meeting will be circulated to all members following their adoption at the next Committee meeting.