Managers now have an opportunity to give their views on the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services.
On behalf of the Steering Group carrying out the review, the Department of Health has launched a public consultation process so that all key stakeholders can submit their views.
The link to complete the consultation questionnaire is available at https://health.gov.ie/consultations/ and the consultation is open until 5 p.m on Friday, August 17.
The Department said that responses to the consultation would “help the Steering Group in making appropriate recommendations for the national configuration of specialist cardiac services so as to achieve optimal patient outcomes at population level with particular emphasis on the safety, quality and sustainability of the services that adult cardiac patients receive.”
Prof Philip Nolan, Chair of Steering Group for the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services, said “This public consultation is an important element of the National Review. It will help our Group to make decisions about what we recommend as a blueprint for future services. We look forward to incorporating the views of our citizens into that picture, as well as using the best available evidence and international expertise to provide the Minister with a plan for the next ten to fifteen years.”
The Minister for Health established the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services under independent chair, Prof Philip Nolan, who has been President of Maynooth University for the past six years and is currently President of the Irish Universities Association. He has a medical degrees from University College, he led the development of UCD’s Health Sciences Centre and was Director of the UCD Conway Institute from 2003-2004
The Steering Group consists of patients, relevant health professionals, senior HSE management and senior departmental officials. Collectively, the Group has expertise in clinical provision, service management, service policy, clinical effectiveness and patient safety, public health and patient experience. The list of members is available on the dedicated webpage.