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Category Archives: Patient Engagement

The Rocky Road to Health App-iness

Hands up who remembers being sent around wards to do ‘obs”?!  The practice of going from bed to bed with an array of tools has been derided as ‘task orientated’ – and while few argue with this, I personally feel … Continue reading

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Hand Hygiene – “I would prefer if…”

This week Beaumont Hospital received a poor bill of health from HIQA in relation to (among other things) hand hygiene following an unannounced visit on 23rd July 2013.  In fact, the HIQA report states that “While a few doctors were … Continue reading

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8 reasons why patients & carers should use Twitter

Have you just recently been diagnosed with a condition you know little about? Are you a carer? Would you like to access information and support from fellow patients, carers and healthcare professionals over the internet and social media? You will need to be … Continue reading

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The humble ice cube

Well, all I can say is…thank goodness it’s February! Early January brought various versions of Respiratory Tract Infections to our house, with a good dose of the flu as a very unwelcome encore towards the end of the month.  Having … Continue reading

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Child in Hospital

If you have ever had a child in A&E or a hospital ward, you will know that what they need is distraction.  Something – anything – to take their mind off the pain and the fright of what is happening … Continue reading

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What DID my doctor say?!

Hands up who has come home from a hospital appointment and thought “What DID my doctor say?!” Lots of hands…I thought so. I’m a healthcare professional (who mostly knows what to expect), but even I have been astonished by how … Continue reading

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