Yeah I forgot about the old “we’re legally obliged to advertize but don’t bother applying as its already stitched up” trick.
In a sense that’s almost a worse option. Upside: it only costs the taxpayer the delta between the existing HSE managers’ salary and a director-level salary. Downside: they’re going to be already tainted by the culture of cynicism/ineptitude/nepotism/union-appeasement.
Downside outweighs upside methinks. At least a new-hire from outside the public service might have a short honeymoon period before succumbing to the malaise.
No that’s not what I was implying. The HSE employs a huge proportion of everyone with any experience of healthcare in Ireland. There may be many suitable candidates for the job, but the chances are that everyone of those suitable candidates who is already resident in Ireland is already working for the HSE. If it was a UK position the same could be said of the NHS.
I seem to remember that before they appointed Brendan Drumm to the top job they had hoped to get another Irish guy who was working in the U.K. Apparently he was very highly regarded.He turned the job down. I’d love to know why.
Hmmm, I estimate it to be 2.563% of the problem.
Anyone hear how they are saving money in the HSE by making junior doctors work longer for no extra pay and removing training grants from them too. Charming eh.
As a hospital doctor with an interest in systems performance, reengineering of medical services, and quality improvement, there is merit to many of the preceding statements. We may or may not have enough doctors, what is certain is that we have too many doctors who are not in the right place at the right times, and with a little flexibility, we could go some way to alleviating the problems we see on a daily basis. What is certain, although the vast majority of doctors work very hard, believe me they do, a lot more could be achieved by working a little smarter. Lastly, in my opinion, the advertised posts mentioned above are critical. At least one of the posts will be a senior clinician, doctor or nurse, who understands the issues, who will have a mandate to pursue safety and quality, and will have a direct reporting relationship to the CEO. A major flaw in the system to date has been the absence of senior clinical input to advise the HSE. Imagine Intel if the management level reporting to the board consisted entirely of HR or advertising people and not a single engineer. That is the situation in the HSE at present.