Day Surgery in Cork University Hospital

Jan 17, 2018 - J.A. McNamara

A Commitment to Avoid Cancellation of Patients for Surgery

Emergency Departments - In Pursuit of an Honest National Debate

Jan 5, 2018 - Author - J. A. McNamara, CEO, Cork University Hospital

I am prompted to comment on the extensive media coverage this past week that was driven by data published by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) that on Tuesday January 2nd there were 656 patients on trolleys in hospitals throughout Ireland.

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.