Facing Africa

Jun 15, 2018 - J. A. McNamara

Tombuki is a 35 year old man who lives in a remote area in Northern Ethiopia and suffers from a condition called Noma - a devastating condition that results from an untreated oral infection that leaves horrific facial deformity.

Quality Improvement in Patient Care at Cork University Hospital

May 10, 2018 - J. A. McNamara

The Irish hospital system has, in the first quarter of this year, experienced possibly the most challenging circumstances in recent times, with a combination of flu viruses and adverse weather conditions adding to the increased demands that are a feature of hospitals at this time of year.

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.