National Summary of Patient Activity Data for Adult Specialist Palliative Care Services in The Republic of Ireland, 2012-2015
National Summary of Patient Activity Data for Adult Specialist Palliative Care Services in The Republic of Ireland, 2012-2015, sponsored by the Irish Hospice Foundation and the HSE has been published. This report presents collated data from the Specialist Palliative Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) from the years 2010-2015 and reflects a picture of the activity within the specialist palliative care services in community, day-care and inpatient units. Every service contributes to the Minimum Data Set and we are fortunate to have almost 100% compliance with regard to metric data submission.
The work on the report was carried out in partnership with the HSE and a project steering group. For their insight, guidance and commitment to this initiative, we acknowledge the input and work of John Weafer, Researcher; Stephen Toft, Palliative Care Programme Officer, HSE; Stephen Higgins, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services & Tallaght Hospital; Marie Lynch, Head of Healthcare Programmes, Irish Hospice Foundation; Carol Murray, Head of Non-Clinical Support Services, Milford Care Centre; Eileen O’Leary, Non-Residential Services Manager, Cork and Kerry Community Health.
We encourage you to read the data report and circulate to colleagues and partner organisations.