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What Really Mattered in the End

May 10, 2019 - Mr. J. A. McNamara

In his book "What Really Matters in the End", Atwal Gwandi, a surgeon at the Brigham Hospital in Boston, reflects on the challenge of caring for his sick father and raises deeply important questions as to what should be the key issues to guide us through life.

"The Evil That Men Do Lives After Them; The Good is Oft Interred with their Bones"

Dec 20, 2018 - Mr. J. A. McNamara

I was recently honoured to be invited to present Grand Rounds at Cork University Hospital on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the opening of the hospital. I chose to present on the development of the hospital over that period and the likely future for it over the coming period

Meeting the Challenge of Patient Flow

Dec 4, 2018 - Mr. J. A. McNamara

The challenge to the health system posed by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to look differently at how it plans for the post Christmas period is both timely and appropriate.

Keep Private Practice in Public Hospitals

Nov 2, 2018 - J. A. McNamara

The proposal in the Slaintecare Report to incrementally take private practice out of public hospitals needs to be very carefully considered and debated to avoid unintended consequences that could lead to a destabilisation of the Irish hospital system.

Collaboration with the Christie Cancer Centre Manchester - A Stimulus for Change in Radiation Oncology Services

Oct 16, 2018 - J. A. McNamara

The Government has decided to invest over 40m Euro in the development of Radiation Oncology services in Cork University Hospital (the hospital)) as a key strategic intervention to enhance the delivery of cancer care in the South of Ireland.