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  • Our Commitment - Cork University Hospital
    Medical Education Allied Health Professionals Careers Our Vacancies Latest Career News Your Medical Career Your Nursing Career Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home About Us Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Our Commitment About Us Profile of CUH Specialities Reconfiguration of Services Patient Quality Safety Our Change Programme Our Performance Reports Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Our Commitment Our Vision Environmental Policy Public Sector Programme Our Partners Sustainable Healthcare Our Community Get Involved News Events Resources Downloads Contact Our Plans Our History Suppliers Vendors Statement of Purpose Monthly Waiting Lists Performance Reports Our Commitment Declaration of Commitment Approved by Mr Tony McNamara CEO Date July 2013 Cork University Hospital Group is committed to become a leading sustainable low carbon organisation delivering sustainable healthcare into the future as outlined in Our Vision It is committed to energy management and continual improvement in energy efficiency in accordance with the HSE NHSO towards a Sustainable Health Services document 2013 Public Sector Programme and by adopting the Sustainable Energy Authority of Irelands SEAI Energy Map process and best practice guidance Cork University Hospital Group is committed to make energy savings and to play its part in meeting the national Public Sector Target 33 energy efficiency savings target by 2020 Cork University Hospital Group recognizes that energy consumption can have detrimental impacts on the environment including climate change which is the biggest potential threat to global health in the 21st century The Group is dedicated to confronting these challenges by embracing and promoting sustainable

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  • Sustainable Commitment - Cork University Hospital
    Undergraduate Medical Education Allied Health Professionals Careers Our Vacancies Latest Career News Your Medical Career Your Nursing Career Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home About Us Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Sustainable Healthcare About Us Profile of CUH Specialities Reconfiguration of Services Patient Quality Safety Our Change Programme Our Performance Reports Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Our Commitment Sustainable Healthcare Computer Energy Conservation Energy Electricity Gas Water Conservation Sustainable Transport Commuting Access and Park Waste Management and Recycling Conserving Life Biodiversity on Campus Our Community Get Involved News Events Resources Downloads Contact Our Plans Our History Suppliers Vendors Statement of Purpose Monthly Waiting Lists Performance Reports Sustainable Commitment Sustainable healthcare system is delivering high quality care and improved public health without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage It balances environmental social and economic aspects Three elements to consider Greening the hospital Sustainable Healthcare System Sustainable Health and Well Being The Route Map for Sustainable Health framework outlines a number of transformational shifts required for a more sustainable health and care system They provide an indication of what we mean by Sustainable Health Care Visit http www sduhealth org uk policy strategy what is sustainable health aspx The following images help to appreciate how far we ve strayed from our natural origins in so many areas of human endeavour Sustainable Unsustainable Cork University Hospital membership was recently approved by Healthcare Without Harm Europe the Board of Directors and the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network GGHH Members commit themselves to implement certain goals of the GGHH agenda by developing more sustainable practices and by monitoring progress over time CUH through its Sustainable Healthcare Living Programme will enable us to fulfill HCWH GGHH membership requirements It will provide us with networking opportunities involvement in HCWH actions and projects and the promotion of member initiatives at international level HCWH Europe https noharm europe org is a non profit European coalition of hospitals healthcare systems medical associations healthcare professionals local authorities research and academic institutions and environmental and health organizations Click here for the HCWH information brochure The Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network http greenhospitals net is a worldwide movement to reduce the environmental footprint of healthcare and to promote sustainability and public health The agenda support hospitals and health systems around the world to achieve greater sustainability in terms of 10interconnected Goals Leadership Chemicals Waste Energy Water Transportation Food Pharmaceuticals Buildings and Purchasing Healthy Ireland Healthy Ireland is a new national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of our country over the coming generation Based on international evidence it outlines a new commitment to public health with a considerable emphasis on prevention while at the

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  • Our Community - Cork University Hospital
    General Surgery Urology Haematology Infusion Day Unit Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine Liaison Psychiatry Service Local Injuries Unit Mental Health Facility Nephrology Renal Medicine Neurosciences Nursing Midwifery Service Older People Services Ophthalmology Otolarygynology ENT Paediatrics Services Pain Relief Palliative Medicine Plastic Maxillo Facial Surgery Radiology Service Radiotherapy Oncology Rehabilitation Medicine Respiratory Medicine Rheumatology Soft Tissue Injury Clinic Stomatherapy Service Surgical Assessment Unit Trauma Orthopaedics UCC Dental Hospital Urodynamics Vascular Surgery Wound Care Clinic Our Clinics A Z Clinic Schedule GPs Clinicians Our Clinical Specialists Patient Information Leaflets Referral Process Discharge Process GP Seminars Research Education Undertaking Research Clinical Studies and Trials Nursing Midwifery Centre Of Nurse Education Nurse Practice Development Unit NPDU Centre of Midwifery Education Research Postgraduate Medical Education UCC Medical Grand Rounds Undergraduate Medical Education Allied Health Professionals Careers Our Vacancies Latest Career News Your Medical Career Your Nursing Career Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home About Us Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Our Community About Us Profile of CUH Specialities Reconfiguration of Services Patient Quality Safety Our Change Programme Our Performance Reports Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Our Commitment Sustainable Healthcare Our Community Power Of One Sustainable Healthcare Steering Group Ward Department Green Advocate Area Green Teams Green Advocate drop in forum Green Advocate Training Get Involved News Events Resources Downloads Contact Our Plans Our History Suppliers Vendors Statement of Purpose Monthly Waiting Lists Performance Reports Our Community Sustainable Healthcare Steering Group Pdf Who Is My Green Forum Pdf Green Ward Forum Pdf Forum

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  • Get Involved - Cork University Hospital
    Clinicians Our Clinical Specialists Patient Information Leaflets Referral Process Discharge Process GP Seminars Research Education Undertaking Research Clinical Studies and Trials Nursing Midwifery Centre Of Nurse Education Nurse Practice Development Unit NPDU Centre of Midwifery Education Research Postgraduate Medical Education UCC Medical Grand Rounds Undergraduate Medical Education Allied Health Professionals Careers Our Vacancies Latest Career News Your Medical Career Your Nursing Career Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home About Us Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Get Involved About Us Profile of CUH Specialities Reconfiguration of Services Patient Quality Safety Our Change Programme Our Performance Reports Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Our Commitment Sustainable Healthcare Our Community Get Involved Green Tip Of The Month News Events Resources Downloads Contact Our Plans Our History Suppliers Vendors Statement of Purpose Monthly Waiting Lists Performance Reports Get Involved Green Tip of the Month The Cork University Hospital Campus Green Tip of the Month is a poster series and email campaign Each month the Sustainable Environment Officer provides a new green tip that you can implement in your ward department office lab or building and even at home Tip of the month Take a look and pass them on Report a Sustainability Opportunity Improvement Let us know your ideas suggestions and observations about opportunities for achieving a green environment and sustainable healthcare living around you at Cork University Hospital campus Download form Contact CUH SustainableEnv hse ie http cuh ptoolstest com About Us Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Our Community Want to get involved Practice sustainable living at home at work Here are some examples to think about 4Rs R ethink R educes R euse and R ecycle Switch Off Plug Out turn off lights PCs printers photocopiers heating air conditioning and appliances when not needed Segregate waste and recycle Walk Cycle Take the Bus Avoid using your car for short or unnecessary journeys Try combining trips Use Park Ride or Park Walk schemes Heating Keep it at 20 degrees insulate seal draughts use door draft stopper Conserve Water Check taps pipes and toilets for leaks Don t use the toilet as an ashtray waste bin Only use your dishwasher washing machine for full loads Check out the Cork University Hospital Campus Green Charter I m such a small piece of the puzzle What difference can I make If each of us becomes aware of our own power when it comes to energy efficiency and use it properly we can collectively make a big difference to ourselves to our pockets and to the environment By taking individual responsibility and changing our behaviour in small ways every day we ll help save energy while we save money too All we have to do is recognize

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  • News & Events - Cork University Hospital
    Abuse Conference Domestic Abuse A Healthcare Issue Conference on Friday January 29th 2016 read more CUH Sustainable Energy Monthly Newsletter This month s Green Newsletter has a festive flavour to it and has some innovative gift ideas read more Lunch and Learn Presentations of current research information by nurses on issues that will benefit patient care delivery read more Christmas sing a long Join Scrubs for a Christmas sing a long Tuesday 15th December 5 15pm read more Official Opening of Cystic Fibrosis Unit Minister for Mental Health Primary Care and Social Care Kathleen Lynch officially opens read more Cork Environmental Forum Awards CUH receives an award in the Public Sector Category at Cork Environmental Forum Awards read more Carol Service Reminder Carol Service in CUH Tuesday 8th December at 7pm read more Seconds To Live featuring Cork s Rapid Response Doctors Bringing the Emergency Department to the roadside read more Newly refurbished emergency room at CUMH The new unit has individual walled cubicles to allow privacy and dignity to patients read more CUH Sustainable Energy Monthly Newsletter CUH Rogue Runners second in the national pedometer challenge well done read more Flu Awareness Campaign 2015 2016 Have you had your flu vaccine What is seasonal flu vaccine read more Carol Service Carol Service Tuesday 8th December at 7pm read more The Jazz comes to CUH Come along to some Jazz entertainment with The Gillbillies read more International Infection Prevention Control Week CUH promoting awareness and effective Infection Prevention and Control practices read more Table Quiz Thanks to everyone who made the Quiz Night in the Market Tavern a success read more CUH General Nursing Graduates Nursing students recently completed their 4 year BSc General Nursing Programme in UCC read more CUH ULTRASOUNDS Workplace Choir Congratulations to ULTRASOUNDS runners up in the competition read more Further Move Towards New Children s Unit The paediatric ward has moved into a newly built bright and spacious modular unit read more NET Annual Patients Day 2015 Information Day for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumour patients families read more EDUROAM accessible in Cork University Hospital EDUcation ROAMing a secure world wide roaming access service read more CUH Workplace Choirs through to the final SCRUBS ULTRASOUNDS among the finalist in this years competition read more Culture Night Events at CUH Featuring an Art Exhibition Musical Performance as part of the Corks Culture Night Programme read more CUH Sustainable Energy Monthly Newsletter Are you ready for the Pedometer Challenge this month read more CUH to participate in Cork City Culture Night Visual Art Display and CUH Scrubs Workplace Choir read more Environmental Symposium on Sustainable Healthcare CUH to host an Environmental Symposium on Friday 25th September read more CUMH launches guide for expectant parents The guide includes information on pregnancy labour birth and parenthood read more HSE launches nursing recruitment campaign A new recruitment campaign to attract nurses and midwives to work in Ireland read more Award winning Bloom Garden comes to CUH The garden will provide a

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  • Resources, Downloads & FAQs - Cork University Hospital
    Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home About Us Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Resources Downloads About Us Profile of CUH Specialities Reconfiguration of Services Patient Quality Safety Our Change Programme Our Performance Reports Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Our Commitment Sustainable Healthcare Our Community Get Involved News Events Resources Downloads Contact Our Plans Our History Suppliers Vendors Statement of Purpose Monthly Waiting Lists Performance Reports Resources Downloads FAQs The resources are there to help you so get involved and inspire yourself Sustainable Office Best Practice Check List Sustainable Ward Department Best Practice Check List Sustainable Laboratory Best Practice Check List Waste Bin Directional Signage CUH campus Waste Holding Bay Reminder Signage HSE Waste Management Hand book CUH Campus Waste Bin Placement Guidelines CUH Waste Office Contacts Launch Green Advocate Brochure Aug Sept 2014 Enabling Delivery of Sustainable Healthcare Seminar Presentations Recommendations to watch NHS and global changes in Healthcare videos Waste Segregation and Packaging Poster How does my energy use harm the environment About 70 of the electrical energy produced in Ireland comes from the burning of fossil fuels such as oil gas and coal This process releases large amounts of carbon dioxide CO2 a greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change In addition these power plants release air pollutants and other toxic substances In fact the Environmental Protection Agency EPA says that electricity production is the largest industrial polluter in our state Is global climate change real Is it caused by human activity YES on both counts In 2001 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report showing that global warming and climate change are happening and that they are tied to increased concentrations of greenhouse gases According to the report human activities such as electric power generation and deforestation are largely responsible See the reports http www ipcc ch How is Ireland involved In 1997 Ireland committed to the Kyoto Protocol which is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change It sets internationally binding emission reduction targets What is Cork University Hospital campus doing to reduce its energy use and greenhouse gas ghg carbon emissions The CEO has formed a Sustainable Environment Steering Group which came up with plans for reducing the hospitals ghg emissions carbon foot print and managing costs The plan target is to improve energy efficiency by 33 by 2020 in line with the Governments public sector national target and reduce our waste disposal costs What are Cork University Hospital campus plans As well as running an awareness campaign several energy saving initiatives have commenced that will see sensor lighting installed in numerous changing rooms and ancillary areas the continuation of energy efficiency lighting upgrades around the hospital installation of pipe lagging and sub metering and upgrading of ventilation control systems This process will be ongoing and further initiatives will progressed during

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  • Contact - Cork University Hospital
    Endoscopy Unit Gastroenterology General Medicine General Surgery Urology Haematology Infusion Day Unit Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine Liaison Psychiatry Service Local Injuries Unit Mental Health Facility Nephrology Renal Medicine Neurosciences Nursing Midwifery Service Older People Services Ophthalmology Otolarygynology ENT Paediatrics Services Pain Relief Palliative Medicine Plastic Maxillo Facial Surgery Radiology Service Radiotherapy Oncology Rehabilitation Medicine Respiratory Medicine Rheumatology Soft Tissue Injury Clinic Stomatherapy Service Surgical Assessment Unit Trauma Orthopaedics UCC Dental Hospital Urodynamics Vascular Surgery Wound Care Clinic Our Clinics A Z Clinic Schedule GPs Clinicians Our Clinical Specialists Patient Information Leaflets Referral Process Discharge Process GP Seminars Research Education Undertaking Research Clinical Studies and Trials Nursing Midwifery Centre Of Nurse Education Nurse Practice Development Unit NPDU Centre of Midwifery Education Research Postgraduate Medical Education UCC Medical Grand Rounds Undergraduate Medical Education Allied Health Professionals Careers Our Vacancies Latest Career News Your Medical Career Your Nursing Career Why Should I Choose To Nurse At CUH Learning Development Opportunities Our Nurses Achievements Meet Some Of Our Nurses The Application Process Why Work With CUH Explore Employee Benefits Research Education Working Living in Cork Work Experience Volunteering Meet Some Of The Team HR Policies Procedures Career Information Resources HSE ie Contact Us Human Resources Medical Manpower Nursing Midwifery Home About Us Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Contact About Us Profile of CUH Specialities Reconfiguration of Services Patient Quality Safety Our Change Programme Our Performance Reports Achieving Sustainable Healthcare Living Our Commitment Sustainable Healthcare Our Community Get Involved News Events Resources Downloads Contact Our Plans Our History Suppliers Vendors Statement of Purpose Monthly Waiting Lists Performance Reports Contact Get in contact with us your suggestions and comments are always welcome Paschal Kent Sustainable Environment Project Officer Decontamination Coordinator CUH Group Cork University Hospital Wilton Cork Tel 021 49 22045 Email CUH SustainableEnv hse

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  • CUH Change Initiatives & Strategies - Cork University Hospital
    the opening of the Surgical Assessment Unit which streams patients that present at the Emergency Department who need surgical assessment has the potential to significantly improve the performance of the Emergency Department in respect of PET times and patient flow This 5 bed unit is now in the process of being commissioned and when fully operational will as outlined above have a positive effect on patient flow Outpatient Services Outpatient Services The HSE has determined that optimisation in the delivery of outpatient services is a key priority for the organisation and in 2010 the Executive Management Board at Cork University Hospital established a steering group chaired by the CEO to provide leadership in this area The steering group meets on a monthly basis and is representative of various stakeholders involved in the delivery of outpatient services The hospital sees approximately 250 000 outpatients each year and works within the framework of the national guidelines for the management of outpatient services The key priorities for the group are Identification of capacity and opportunities for optimisation in the functioning of the Outpatients Department Implementation of systems improvement in the delivery of Outpatient services Achievement of improvements in planning processes and productivity Reduction in the non attendance rate to 10 as determined by the HSE Development of a model for managing the financial and other resources used by the Department Management of systemic problems that may arise in the Department and resolution of contentious issues Re design processes to simplify the system using available management techniques Development of a quality programme for outpatient services The following are examples of specific change initiatives that have been implemented in respect of the Outpatient service Restructuring of clinic appointments to allow for timed appointments Reorganisation of schedules to provide a consultant led speciality service at the outpatient clinic Reorganisation of clinical profiles by new and return ratio to meet the targets set out in the national waiting list targets Continuous monitoring of the start and finishing times of clinics to maximise capacity Monthly review of clinic Did Not Attend DNA rates each month Introduction of Physiotherapy led clinics in the Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery specialties resulting in earlier access for patients Introduction of GP sessions in the outpatient clinics to maximise the number of patients reviewed at each clinic and to develop closet links with GP s and community services Unscheduled Care Patient Pathway In 2013 the CUH Unscheduled Care Governance Group was established and incorporated the Acute Medical Care Programme and Emergency Care Programme governance groups that were already in existence This enabled a structured work programme to be developed encompassing processes and strategies to be implemented to effect an improvement in the management of the unscheduled care patient pathway The Executive Management Board cognisant of the need to further develop and build on the strategies in place have continued to identify initiatives that will improve the unscheduled care patient pathway and ultimately enhance the patient experience The clear and absolute focus of the Unscheduled Care Governance Group and wider hospital is to significantly improve the initial experience for patients in the first 24 hours In addition to the individual change initiatives that are intrinsic to this process the following is the first of two new initiatives that we believe will make a significant difference to the Hospital s performance and to the experience of patients Initiative 1 Ten Point Action Plan Initiative 2 Patient Flow Action Cards Initiative 1 Ten Point Action Plan Bed Capacity The average length of stay for patients in CUH compares very favourably with peer hospitals and the achievement of a length of stay of c 6 days for medical patients is accepted by the SDU as evidence that very many improvements have been made in the internal processes in the Hospital and continued focus on internal initiatives have the capacity to reduce length of stay by very little Furthermore it is accepted by the Special Delivery Unit that there is a need to increase bed capacity using the very limited potential that there is to do so in the Hospital presently Initiative 1 Reorganise beds in the context of a plan that has been signed off by the EMB to create a 31 bed acute medical ward on a 24 7 basis This will provide 10 additional beds and will require the transfer of day beds to another ward Present Position New bed plan collated and the recruitment of additional staff is underway AMU 7 Day Working The Acute Medical Assessment Unit has made a very substantial contribution to improved performance since its opening in 2012 For the period January December 2014 1 800 patients were admitted to the MSSU 6 000 patients were assessed and managed in the AMAU and an additional 1 300 patients were assessed at the Review Clinic that would otherwise have presented at ED or through another entry point into the hospital Initiative 2 The Acute Medical Assessment Unit currently opens 7 30am to 8 00pm daily and accepts patients up to 4 00pm on the basis that this provides an adequate period of time for patients to be accommodated with a bed thereby minimising the risk of patients having to be re directed to ED There is a need to review this policy and the appointment of an additional 2 Acute Physicians will enable a number of changes to be implemented to include a The AMU Physicians would work a shift system on Saturdays and Sundays from 0800hrs to 1800hrs with the support of the on call NCHD team The provision of an additional 2 WTE for nursing staff would allow the opening of the AMAU on Saturdays and Sundays b The shift from 0800hrs to 1800hrs would aim to round in MSSU and identify discharges Following this the AM Consultant would attend the ED or AMAU and supervise the on call take until 1800 pm The AM consultant would see medical reviews provide a consult service to the ED and ideally maximise safe

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