President’s Message

An exciting 2018 HMI Conference

HMI President, Lucy Nugent
HMI President, Lucy Nugent

Welcome to the autumn edition of Health Manager and I hope you enjoyed the unusually fine summer.

Planning is at an advanced stage for the annual HMI conference which is being held later this year on November 19. This is to facilitate the Institute’s strong presence in the upcoming European Association of Hospital Managers 27th Congress with the inclusion of several Irish speakers and poster presentation in the Congress Programme www.eahm-cascais2018.com/

The theme of this year’s HMI conference is “Future Health: from vision to action” and bookings are now being taken for the HMI conference. Further details are available at www.hmi.ie/conference/

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One of our speakers is Laura Magahy, newly appointed executive director of Sláintecare. On behalf of the Institute I would like to wish her and Dr Tom Keane, chair of the Sláintecare Advisory Council every success in what is promising to be a real opportunity to shape and implement a sustainable, accessible health system for all.

As the summer draws to a close our attention often switches towards personal development and I would like to draw your attention to the myriad of training courses on offer from the HMI in its autumn training programme www.hmi.ie/training/. Feedback on the courses have been very positive and courses can be tailored to the individual, team or organisational needs and delivered on or off site.

The next edition of Health Manager will be a special edition featuring the conference but if there are any topics or issues you would like us to explore in Health Manager please contact our editor Maureen Browne, maureen@hmi.ie.