Outgoing UCC President calls for major changes in the Irish health system

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“UCC president Dr Michael Murphy has called for major changes in the Irish health system in an effort to retain graduates. Speaking to the Evening Echo, Dr Murphy, a former Head of UCC’s College of Medicine and a former board member of the HSE, argued for improved training and incentives to ensure better leadership in the health service …” (more)

[Evening Echo, 19 January]

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University of Limerick working with HSE after ‘outbreak’ of STIs on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has said it is working closely with the HSE following ‘an outbreak’ of sexually transmitted diseases on campus. An email which warned ‘urgent alert to all students’ was issued to the student population by the UL Student Health Centre advising of ‘an outbreak of Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia on campus’ …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 14 December]

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Mental health at UL is a ‘mounting crisis’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Up to 1,000 students at the University of Limerick are expected to avail of counselling services this year, but students say a lack of funding is leaving counsellors struggling to cope with demand …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 27 July]

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Expert finds AIT audiology degree to be on a par with international programmes

Posted in Governance and administration on October 17th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s first degree in audiology, offered by Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), is on a par with the standards of similar UK and other international programmes, according to a report …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 17 October]

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Audiology students seek HSE placements as course cleared

Posted in Governance and administration on October 17th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A class of 11 students who went to court last year to be allowed complete a cancelled audiology degree at Athlone Institute of Technology should be able to begin clinical placements with the HSE in January …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 17 October]

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HSE’s top HR chief set to take up role at UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on October 16th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A top HSE official, head of human resources Barry O’Brien, is to leave the organisation in the coming months, it was confirmed last night. Mr O’Brien, a regular attendee at the Oireachtas health committee and a key negotiator in the Haddington Road talks, is understood to be taking up a role in the HR department of University College Cork …” (more)

[Mary Regan and Catherine Shanahan, Irish Examiner, 16 October]

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Stemming the brain drain

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2014 by steve

“Sir, – The current medical brain drain and the large number of unfilled consultant and GP positions in Ireland make it clear that this is not an attractive place for medics to take up work …” (more)

[Steven Maloney, Irish Times, 2 September]

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UCC students more likely to have taken drugs than others

Posted in Life on July 8th, 2014 by steve

“UCC students are more likely to have taken illegal drugs, are less likely to be teetotallers, are more sexually active and are more financially independent than students of UCD or Trinity College …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 8 July]

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Harvard professor to get €50,000 for six-hour HSE class

Posted in Teaching on May 3rd, 2014 by steve

“A Harvard professor is being paid $70,000 (€50,489) to give a two-day masterclass in Dublin to the Health Service Executive on Value in Healthcare. Prof Robert S Kaplan will participate in eight sessions at the event between May 15th and May 16th for a total of almost six hours …” (more)

[Tom Lyons, Irish Times, 3 May]

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CEOs must get approval for lecture top-up cash

Posted in Governance and administration on April 15th, 2014 by steve

“Three hospital chief executives will have to seek approval from the Department of Health for payments they receive for lecturing in universities …” (more)

[Philip Ryan, Independent, 15 April]

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The future for Irish nurses

Posted in Life on October 29th, 2013 by steve

“Sir, – As a newly-qualified nurse, with a first class honours degree in general nursing, I find it hard to take any satisfaction or even be proud of my hard-earned achievement due to the nursing graduate scheme that the HSE is introducing …” (more)

[Ciara Mulvaney, Irish Times, 29 October]

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Three more TB cases identified at DCU

Posted in Governance and administration on September 27th, 2013 by steve

“Three cases of tuberculosis have been identified at Dublin City University after students and staff were screened as part of an investigation into a case diagnosed earlier this year …” (more)

[Paul Cullen, Irish Times, 27 September]

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Third Level Course Accreditation – Athlone Institute of Technology

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 19th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will take steps and measures to ensure that third level education institutions here are not allowed to commence courses until they receive full and proper accreditation from the relevant bodies, here or elsewhere within the EU; the measures that the Higher Education Authority are taking to ensure cases where programmes are cancelled in the middle of a degree are not cancelled; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 18 September]

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Deal sees Athlone students resume audiology studies

Posted in Legal issues on August 21st, 2013 by steve

“Twenty-one students at Athlone Institute of Technology, who had been told in July last that their BSc degree programme in audiology had been cancelled, will now be able to complete the course …” (more)

[Irish Times, 21 August]

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Students take legal action over closure of audiology course at Athlone IT

Posted in Legal issues on August 21st, 2013 by steve

“The decision to cancel the country’s first undergraduate course in audiology has been described as a ‘fiasco’, the High Court has heard …” (more)

[Aodhan Ó Faolain and Ray Managh, Irish Examiner, 21 August]

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Students seek to stop course cancellation

Posted in Legal issues on August 15th, 2013 by steve

“Two third-level students have brought a High Court challenge against the decision to cancel the country’s first undergraduate audiology course …” (more)

[Aodhan O’Faolain and Ray Managh, Independent, 15 August]

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Impact of Losing Ireland’s Only Audiology Course

Posted in Governance and administration on August 13th, 2013 by steve

“To start with, what is the impact of Ireland losing its only audiology course? Dropping this 4-year degree course at Athlone Institute of Technology is a serious blow to regional hearing-services, with the accreditation issues cited …” (more)

[Irish Deaf Kids, 13 August]

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Audiology Students Fight Back After Course Cancellation

Posted in Governance and administration on August 13th, 2013 by steve

“A group of Audiology students from Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) have acquired over 1,200 signatures in their petition to hold the Athlone IT, the Higher Education Authority HEA and the Health Service Executive HSE accountable for the cancellation of their course …” (more)

[Leanna Byrne, University Times, 13 August]

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Institute was told not to go ahead with degree

Posted in Governance and administration on August 2nd, 2013 by steve

“… The Higher Education Authority (HEA) told AIT on Aug 1, 2012, not to proceed with the BSc in audiology. It said it would not fund the course because it did not accord with national policy on training of audiologists, and the college was told earlier last year …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 2 August]

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INMO concerned over Haddington Road interpretation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has written to the HSE expressing concern over the way it appears to be interpreting the Haddington Road Agreement with regard to the new graduate nurse programme …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 31 July]

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