Tuesday 24 October 2017

Being honest about the mess in the HSE is the only hope of changing it

Newly graduate nurses need peer support and time to learn the skills required
Newly graduate nurses need peer support and time to learn the skills required

Orla Tinsley

The news that the clinical director for Beaumount Hospital has stepped down over rows about patient safety is a bleak and yet positive symbol of progression in the uphill battle for adequate healthcare services.

It’s an admirable move by Prof. Shane O Neill who will remain a respiratory physician at the hospital and must deal with the intricate workings of a system which is not always easy when one takes such a stand.

But being honest about what a mess the system is in is the only real hope of changing it.

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