Proposal for a Cystic Fibrosis Shared Care Centre in Cavan General Hospital
In April 2013, a proposal was produced for a Cystic Fibrosis shared care centre in Cavan General Hospital and inclusion of dedicated outpatient and inpatient CF facilities in the Development Plan for Cavan General Hospital.
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A Needs Assessment for Dedicated Inpatient Beds for CF Patients in Beaumont Hospital
A detailed needs analysis of the inpatient needs of adults with CF in Beaumont Hospital has been drawn up. This clearly shows that the inpatient capacity in Beaumont is insufficient to meet rising patient numbers. A dedicated ward for CF patients which would provide at least 13 single en suite rooms should be sought as a short to medium term solution. The report has been endorsed by the Hospital and will be considered at the next NEC meeting. This work has been undertaken in partnership with a local charity, CF Hopesource.
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The Pollock Report
An external review of cystic fibrosis facilities was commissioned by The Cystic Fibrosis Association and carried out during 2003/2004. The final report summarises the findings of Dr Pollock's study of the services in the Republic of Ireland for people with cystic fibrosis and points out how satisfactory levels of service should be delivered.
The Pollock Report had the following remit:
- To review existing hospital services for Cystic Fibrosis, and to relate these to accepted international standards.
- To comment on the ability of the service, as at present organised, to deliver care to currently acceptable clinical standards.
- To review the measures which might be taken in structuring the service, so as to improve outcomes nationally.
HSE Report on 'Services for People with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland'
In response to the Pollock Report which was published in 2005, the Health Service Executive established a Working Group with multi-disciplinary membership to undertake a wide-ranging review of the current infrastructure for CF in Ireland. The recommendations of the review endorse many aspects of the Pollock Report in identifying deficits in staffing levels and appropriate accommodation across the country which has not kept pace with the increase in
the CF population.
This HSE Report on 'Services for People with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland', which was published in 2009, is available here.
Last Updated July 2012