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

150 years

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It was an exciting 2018 for the UCD Academy with many events, including:

  • Winning the Healthcare Initiative - Older Person's Service award at the Irish Healthcare Centre awards on March 9th
  • Winning the Excellence in Healthcare Management award in collaboration with the Mater Hospital for the GIM project at the National Healthcare awards on October 17
  • Hosting the IBEC Lean Leadership Programme at the Mater Campus for the 2nd year
  • Hosting the 6th Annual Lean Symposium, which took place on November 29th in the Fitzgerald Debating Chamber.
  • The 2018 Graduation of a further 2 Professional Certificate cohorts from UCD in December

Left to Right – Gordon Dunne, CEO Mater Hospital; Minister Jim Daly; Aileen Igoe, Adjunct Assistant Prof UCD SNMHS; Seán Paul Teeling, Assistant Professor and Lean healthcare programme director UCD SNMHS; Prof Gerard Fealy, Dean and Head of School UCD SNMHS.

5th Annual Lean