What Really Matters In The End?

May 19, 2017 - Author: Tony McNamara, CEO, Cork University Hospital Group

In the end, the individual patients’ own wishes, it seems to me, are often sacrificed in the interest of the extended family or the health system and patients end up in nursing homes or other care settings when they would far prefer to be in their home setting.

Implementing Lean Management at Cork University Hospital

Apr 20, 2017 - Author: Tony McNamara, CEO, Cork University Hospital Group

We increasingly understand the power of Lean and Six Sigma to incrementally improve efficiency in our care delivery processes, improve performance and increase the quality of services we provide.

First Green Flag Hospital in the World

Nov 21, 2016 - Author: Tony McNamara, CEO, Cork University Hospital Group

In 2014, Cork University Hospital became the first hospital in the world to be awarded the Green Flag by the Federation for Environmental Education, an international accrediting body, following an extensive external assessment of the hospital. This followed two years of preparatory work and significant commitment on the part of the 4,000 staff working in the hospital to embed good practice in respect of environmental issues in the culture of the hospital.

Knowledge Transfer in Capital Projects at Cork University Hospital

Sep 6, 2016 - Author: Tony McNamara, CEO, Cork University Hospital Group

A large €400m capital programme has been underway in Cork University Hospital over the last decade which has enabled emergent learning that is applied to each successive project.