• Falls prevention advice for patients, relatives and carers

      Medical Illustration Unit, Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore; Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore (2012)
      Falls within the hospital environment are an uncomfortable Fact for both patients and staff. Inpatient falls are generally the highest single reported incident to risk management. The aim of the fall prevention strategy is to to prevent factors within MRHM and the wider community associated with patient falls
    • A little less conversation, more action please!

      Scully, Patricia; Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore (Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, 2012-09-20)
      Interruptions and distractions are significant factors in medication errors in the pharmacy environment. “Although only a small percentage of these errors cause harm, medication errors need to be minimised in an effort to improve patient safety1.” Due to the volume of telephone calls within the Regional Oncology Haematology Pharmacy (ROHP), we decided to analyse all phone calls over a secound three week period , the phonecalls were analysed in the same way using the same time frame and parameters. The recommendations from the previous study were applied . The staff in ROHDU were told which extensions were to be used when directing queries into ROHP. All go ahead confirmations were to be emailed to ROHP as apposed to ring through on the phone.
    • Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, annual report, 2003.

      Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore.; Midland Health Board (MHB) (Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, 2004)
      The year 2003 saw the Midland Health Boord continue to provide services of the highest quality and standard to the people of Laois, Longford, Offaly ond Westmeath. The Board continued to benefit from the Notional Development Plan by: the completion of the Paediatric Unit, and Acute In·Patient Psychiatric Unit at the Midland Regional Hospital at Portlaoise; The tremendous progress in the building of the new Midland Regional Hospital of Tullamore, which is due for completion in 2005, and t the completion of the Development Control Plan Phase 2B for the Midland Regional Hospital at Mullingar, which proposes a €57 million capital development, and will see the bed complement at the hospital increase from 203 to 311. Twenty-four nurses from the Midland Regional School of Nursing were conferred with their diplomas at a graduation ceremony held in Tullamore on Thursday 13 February. This is the second group to graduate from the Midland Regional School of Nursing since it wos established in 1998. Nurse training, which is now a Degree programme, is conducted as a partnership between the Midland Health Board and the Institute of Technology, Athlone.
    • Why does it take so long? ‘Lean processing’ in the aseptic compounding unit at the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

      Greene, C; Crimmins, É; Garvey, E; Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore (2011-06)
      Increasing numbers of oncology/haematology patients attending Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore (MRHT) has increased the workload of the Regional Oncology Haematology Pharmacy (ROHP) compounding unit. Staff restrictions require optimisation of current workflow practices. This audit (November 2010 and June 2011) focused on workflow in the aseptic compounding unit. In MRHT, ‘go-aheads’ are given by nurses and doctors. Drugs are compounded on an individual patient basis, except for batch production of bevacizumab and cetuximab. Focusing on the workflow process and comparing individual versus batch production in this audit may identify trends to improve efficiency.