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Saolta Group and National Women’s and Infants Health Programme host national conference on quality, patient safety and risk

The Saolta University Health Care Group in collaboration with the National Women’s and Infants Health programme hosted a National conference titled “Quality, Patient Safety and Risk in Maternity and Gynaecology Services”.

The conference featured speakers from Saolta Women’s and Children’s MCAN (Managed Clinical and Academic Network) and from other Hospital group across the country on quality and patient safety in our Maternity services.

Prof John Morrison, Clinical Director of the Saolta Women’s and Children’s MCAN thanked all those who took part in the conference.

“Quality and patient safety within maternity and gynaecology services is a major priority for the Saolta University Healthcare Group. The conference on 24th March 2023 in Galway included a number of focused lectures and interactive sessions from a multidisciplinary team of experts in obstetrics, midwifery, and healthcare management, from within Saolta and at national level.

“It served to share learning, promote quality of care, reduce predisposing factors for risk, and address practices aimed at a culture of attaining a high standard of care and transparency for the women and infants who are users of our services. It was facilitated in a collaborative way by the National Women’s and Infants’ Health programme, HSE,” he added.

Dr Cliona Murphy, Clinical Director of the National Women and Infants Health Programme, said; “We were delighted to support the Saolta Group Quality and Patient Safety in Maternity Services Conference. The quality of speakers, and the breadth of attendees from across the maternity services, demonstrated a spirit of genuine collaboration and multidisciplinary engagement.

“This commitment to safety and quality of Maternity services, and the willingness to share learning, are key values that will improve and advance healthcare for women and infants across the country,” she added.

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Mr Tony Canavan, CEO Saolta University Healthcare Group; Mr Kilian McGrane, Programme Manager NWIHP; Dr Cliona Murphy, Clinical Director NWIHP; Dr Peter McKenna, NWIHP; Professor John Morrison, Clinical Director Saolta W&C MCAN; Ms Aideen Quigley Quality & Safety Manager NWIHP; Ms Elaine Dobell, General Manager Saolta W&C MCAN; and Dr Nikhil Purandare, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Galway.

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