Monthly Archives: August 2018

HSE appoints almost six hundred managers in six years – Calleary

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2012 – 744 senior managers 2018 – 1,329 senior managers   Fianna Fáil Deputy Leader Dara Calleary says figures recently released to the party by the HSE show that the numbers of managers at Grade VIII and above in the HSE now stands at 1,329. This compares to 744 six years ago. “Anytime a Dáil Deputy stands up in Leinster House inquiring about waiting lists or service provision we are constantly told about the difficulties in recruiting front line staff and the shortage of personnel. “This clearly does not apply in the managerial grades where there has been an almost 80% increase since 2012. Certainly we have not seen an 80% increase […]

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Over 58,000 patient safety incidents in Irish hospitals in 2017 – Calleary

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New figures provided to Fianna Fáil reveal that some 58,292 patient safety incidents occurred in Irish hospitals during 2017. There were almost 160 incidents every day last year. Deputy Calleary commented, “The data we have received is alarming and could potentially harm public confidence in our hospital system.  What is also worrying is the fact that there was a significant increase in incidents last year – up from 49,152 in 2016.  That’s a jump of over 9,000. “I recognise that this may not mean there were more such incidents, it could be a situation whereby more cases have simply been reported in 2017. “Despite this, the significant regional variations are […]

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