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 ofsuspected 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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The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly TD, launched this year’s Lean Symposium. In his address to the 250 delegates, he congratulated the partnership between the Mater Lean Academy and the School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Sciences, UCD which has taught Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology using a person centre approach to over 2000 healthcare professionals. This philosophy ensures that the patient’s and staff’s experience remains focused during process improvement work. Minister Daly wished continued success to healthcare staff around the country in their continuing work to break down the barriers in our healthcare system.

In Photo: Maria Creed, MLA Manager, Prof Gerard Fealy, UCD, Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, Alan Sharp, CEO MMUH & Ass Prof Sean Paul Teeling, UCD

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