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THE LOURDES HOSPITAL INQUIRY

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An Inquiry into peripartum hysterectomy at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. REPORT Of JUDGE MAUREEN HARDING CLARK S.C., January 2006

Link to Full Report:   The Lourdes Hospital Inquiry – 2006

HSE Statement on completed Independent review

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HSE Statement on completed Independent review

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/media/pressrel/

 

HSE Independent Review completed into death of 73 year old man in 2007

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Board Directors

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Patient Focus is seeking Board Members to join the board in early 2018 who would have a genuine interest in the work of our organisation and to be active members who will contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation. We are seeking members with relevant experience across a range of skills.

Previous knowledge of being on a board or a background in the charity sector, healthcare, accountancy, legal would be most welcome.

Some of the following skills/expertise:
Knowledge of the non-profit/registered charity sector in Ireland,
Knowledge on the topic of advocacy provision within Irish healthcare
Knowledge of how general healthcare is delivered in Ireland
Well versed & knowledgeable on corporate governance, strategic planning, finance and legal
matters
Proven track record of business and commercial awareness
Ability to work as a team member
Proven ability in decision making
Orderly and methodical thinker.
Negotiation skills/experience beneficial.

The Board meets quarterly in Dublin and lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours
Patient Focus is a registered charity providing independent free advocacy service nationally and employs 5 staff..

Apply via Boardmatch.ie – http://www.boardmatchireland.ie/

members.boardmatchireland.ie/node/299506

Data Protection Policy – Patient Focus

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Patient Focus – Data Protection Policy 2017

Treatment Abroad Report – An investigation by the Ombudsman into the administration of the Treatment Abroad Scheme by the Health Service Executive (HSE)

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Ombudsman investigation recommends improvements in HSE’s Treatment Abroad Scheme.

 

 

 

Patient Focus Opening Statement to JOCHC 19.5.15

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We would like to begin by thanking Chairman, Deputy Jerry Buttimer and other members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children for your invitation to speak to you on the occasion of the publication of the HIQA Report into Portlaoise Hospital. I would also like to thank the Clerk of the Committee and his staff. Their help was invaluable in putting together this presentation at such short notice.

I would like to begin by telling you about Patient Focus and patient advocacy. Most important I will explain a little about our involvement in the Portlaoise scandal. I would also like to tell you about the beginnings of Patient Focus and what we have achieved through advocacy to date. I have provided a back up document Problems Patients Experience concerning the most common problems experienced by patients who contact us and how we endeavour to help them through advocacy.

Patient Focus is an Irish national patient advocacy service. We were set up in 1999 and established as a company limited by guarantee shortly afterwards. We have charitable status. We have 4 staff and are funded by the HSE at the rate of €216,000 per annum.

Press Release – Symphysiotomy Redress Scheme

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Press Release 5.12.14

Patient Focus and SOS ltd welcome but are not surprised by the large number of women who have applied for redress under the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme.

We are vindicated in our position that we represented a large number of survivors who wished to avail of a non-confrontational, humane and speedy process. It was difficult to get this message across to the general public because of the hostile campaign that was waged against our clients.

We regret that our clients views were not adequately represented in some media and that some national organisations whose stated mission is too represent victims of human rights breaches choose not to hear our clients.

We rejoice for our clients who after a long dignified struggle can find some closure.

Sheila OConnor and Tom Moran

The Surgical Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme

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Press Release – Symphysiotomy Redress Scheme

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Press Release 5.12.14

Patient Focus and SOS ltd welcome but are not surprised by the large number of women who have applied for redress under the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme.

We are vindicated in our position that we represented a large number of survivors who wished to avail of a non-confrontational, humane and speedy process. It was difficult to get this message across to the general public because of the hostile campaign that was waged against our clients.

We regret that our clients views were not adequately represented in some media and that some national organisations whose stated mission is too represent victims of human rights breaches choose not to hear our clients.

We rejoice for our clients who after a long dignified struggle can find some closure.

Sheila OConnor and Tom Moran