5th Annual Lean Symposium
Lean Six Sigma for Person-centred Cultures of Care
162 delegates from the Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG), other hospital groups, Private Hospitals and industry attended the 5th Annual Lean Symposium at the UCD Catherine McAuley Centre on November 23rd, 2017. The Symposium theme was Person-centred Care with the keynote address given by Professor Brendan McCormack, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Professor McCormack gave an inspiring speech to the packed audience. The day celebrated the work of Lean Academy graduates from 15 hospitals on the Island of Ireland, with presentations on scheduled, unscheduled and case specific process improvements.
The Symposium was once again launched by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, who acknowledged the work of the Mater Lean Academy graduates for their dedication to Process Improvement, and the achievements of the Academy in the last number of years. IEHG CEO Mary Day told a packed audience that the IEHG promotes a culture of process and process improvers. Scientific Posters were presented by Lean Graduates, with the winning poster going to a group comprised of Green Belts from the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, who worked on a project to increase the uptake of remote cardiac monitoring.
Left to right:
Mr Seán Paul Teeling, Programme Director Prof Cert|Grad Dip Lean Six Sigma for healthcare, UCD
Mr Simon Harris, Minister for Health
Prof Mary Day, CEO, Ireland East Hospital Group
Mr Gordon Dunne, CEO, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital