• First patient: HSE and Tallaght Hospital: patient centred care project: first patient project: phase 1: an evaluation.

      Gavin, Katherine; Brady, Marie; Health Service Executive (HSE); Adeleide and Meath Hospital Dublin; Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2013-01-09)
      The Eastem Regional Health Authority (ERHA) and the Adelaide, Meath incorporating the National Children's Hospital embarked on a joint initiative aimed at developing person-centred care and establishing a partnership of care between service providers and patients. The neurology service at the hospital was chosen as the pilot site for the project. The project aimed to establish a consistent and consensus view of patient centred care with management, clinicians and patients and to explore the concept of new models of care with the patient at the centre of service delivery. The priorities and preferences for care from the perspectives of neurology service providers were determined by a multidisciplinary focus group with neurology staff (n= 7) and interviews with medical staff (n=2). Staff was asked to assess the best and worst aspects of the current neurology service, to describe the key features of patient focused neurology care and to suggest priorities for establishing a "model" of patient centred care.