Dr Cathal O’Connor stated another gain of the scheme is catching diseases earlier, which has an additional knock-on effect “because people don’t need as much follow-up”. more - see link https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/public-outreach-clinics-make-significant-carbon-emission-cuts-1.4165377
This week the results of the 2019 National Inpatient Experience Survey was launched. This a nationwide survey of experiences of patients in public hospitals in Ireland. The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH) scored exceptionally well with 98% of participants for the SIVUH saying they had “good” or “very good‟ overall experiences, compared with 84% nationally.
SIVUH is the regional centre for Orthopaedics, Ear Nose and Throat and Dermatology and provides an extensive Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmology service also with over 40,000 procedures undertaken each year.
Over the last three years the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH) has consistently achieved some of the highest satisfaction ratings of all public hospitals in areas such as cleanliness and involving patients in decisions about their care and treatment. The hospital also achieved exceptionally high scores for all stages of care from admission to discharge and for overall experience.
The process of how and when patients leave hospital, where they go to and their follow up care was often an area that didn’t achieve sufficient attention in the Irish healthcare system. SIVUH has targeted and improved this process and its success in safe discharge planning was highlighted by the National Inpatient Experience Survey as the best in the country. It is now planned to use it as a model of excellence for the public hospital system.
For information on patients accessing the ENT Casualty please see the Pathway for patients accessing the ENT Casualty page