The Irish Patients’ Association today welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Health to reform our acute hospital system particularly the stated commitment to
Better patient safety
Better Patient Care
Better Value for Money
Many reforms have been heralded as examples of excellence and failed to deliver.
Stephen McMahon CEO of the Irish Patients Associations said “Troikaitis dictates that the Government and its Minister must deliver the hard transparent evidence of performance in this reform and that those who fail in the delivery of these deliverables are held to account if they fail to meet objectives. Continue reading →
The Irish Patients Association welcomes the call by the organisation “Turn the Tide of Suicide” for the establishment of a Suicide Prevention Authority, similar to Road Safety Authority. It is unacceptable that so many people had made contact with the healthcare system 12 months prior to their Death. The National Suicide Research Foundation report published yesterday stated “The fact that the majority of people who died by suicide had been in contact with their GP 4 times or more in the year prior to death provides evidence for increased suicide awareness and skills training for GPs.” Stephen McMahon Chairman of Irish Patients Association said “There is an urgent need in the Interests of Patient Safety for the relevant healthcare professional educational bodies to urgently Continue reading →