With the support of Prof Mary Day CEO Mater Hospital and Prof Conor O'Keane, it was agreed that a project to shorten Door To Needle Time at the Mater should be supported by the Mater Lean Academy. The early indicators are that this new pathway had made a big impact in expediting the acute initial assessment off suspected stroke patients in the Mater ED. The Mater Lean Academy greatly supported a wide array of departments at the Mater to work cohesively and effectively to deliver a new and more efficient pathway for assessment of suspected stroke patients

Professor Sean Murphy - Consultant Physician in General Medicine, Medicine for the Older Person and Stroke

150 years

4th Annual Lean Symposium

Over 200 delegates from the Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG), other hospital groups and Industry attended the recent 4th Annual Lean Symposium at the Catherine McAuley Centre on November 17th 2016. The Programme included sessions on Scheduled Care, Unscheduled Care and using Lean to engage with patients, staff and relatives. 23 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, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, Saint Vincent’s University Hospital and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street.

The Symposium was launched by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, who acknowledged the work of the Mater Lean Academy students for their dedication to Process Improvement, and the achievements of the Academy in the last 3 years. IEHG CEO Mary Day told a packed audience that the IEHG promotes a culture of process and process improvers.

The 5th Annual Lean Symposium takes place on Thursday 23rd November. Bookings are now open

4th Annual Lean