A project to shorten Door To Needle Time (Thrombolysis time) at the Mater hospital was supported by the Mater Lean Academy. The indicators are that this new pathway had has 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

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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

5th Annual Lean