Improving Orthopaedic Trauma Patient Flow in Cork University Hospital

Apr 6, 2018 - J.A. McNamara

Cork University Hospital is the referral centre for all Orthopaedic trauma for a population of over 500,000 on its' catchment area and hospital leadership have implemented a number of significant initiatives to improve flow for patients using this service that are elaborated on here.

Embedding Hope in the Culture of Cork University Hospital

Mar 21, 2018 - J. A. McNamara

Hospital leadership in CUH at every level work incessantly to shape the culture of the hospital in a way that nurtures values such as empathy, respect, inclusion and hope.

Patient Advocacy Look Behind the Veil

Mar 7, 2018 - J. A. McNamara

There is oftentimes a rush to the high moral ground of advocacy in the health service (indeed in the public service generally) in which it is seen as being of advantage to be identified as an advocate for patients or for service development.

Some Dilemmas Faced by a Hospital Chief Executive Officer

Feb 21, 2018 - J.A. McNamara

In July 2018 The Harvard Business Review wrote of hospitals: "The most complex workplaces today are tertiary care hospitals. These vast enterprises employ tens of thousands of people who, under one roof, do everything from neurosurgery to laundry."

So What Actually Happened in Cork University Hospital in January 2018?

Feb 13, 2018 - J.A. McNamara

The headline in the Irish Examiner on Friday 22nd December last read "Cork University Hospital Cancels Surgeries for Two Weeks" telling its readership that as part of the planning for the inevitable Winter challenges in its Emergency Department, the leadership in in CUH decided to defer the recommencement of planned surgical activity to January 8th allowing a period of one week to proactively manager the anticipated influx of emergency patients.