Haematology Education Programme

The 4-day Haematology Education Programme aims to provide nurses with an overview of a wide variety of topics relating to haematology.

An Bord Altranais Category 1 approved

When: takes place on February 4th, 11th , 18th and March 4th 2015.

Topics inclue:

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Haemophilia
  • Nursing Care
  • ALL/AML
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Lymphoma
  • CLL/CML
  • Haemopoiesis
  • Aplastic Anaemia
  • Haemaglobinopathies
  • Psychological Support

Course Fee: €200

To Book: email application form, available here to Mairéad Ní Chonghaile at bmtco-ord@stjames.ie or Lorraine Brennan at lbrennan@stjames.ie or return by post to the address on the application form.

All applications & payment must be submitted before 23rd January 2015. Limited number of places.

Click here to view poster

Haematology Course Form (PDF 20Kb)

Haematology Course Flyer (PDF 200Kb)

Suspected Norovirus

Visitors are reminded that essential visiting only is in place in St. James’s hospital due to suspected Norovirus. Please contact the wards prior to visiting and adhere to visiting times (14.30-15.30 & 19.00-20.00)

Patient Information Evening

A Study evening for Patients will take place on 5th February In H & H Seminar Room. View Flyer

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Date: Thursday 5th February 2015

Time: 18.00hrs – 20.30hrs

Location: H&H Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust, Ground Floor, SJH .

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Therapeutics Today January

The January edition of Therapeutics Today newsletter published by the National Medicines Information Centre is now available.  In this month's newsletter, the topics covered are: A new way to manage Clostridium difficile?, Texting may improve medication adherence and NMIC 2014 Survey Findings. Click here to view.

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Therapeutics Today February

The February edition of Therapeutics Today newsletter published by the National Medicines Information Centre is now available.  In this month's newsletter, the topics covered are: Benefits of self-monitoring on systolic blood pressure, Influenza update, and Meniere’s Disease. Click here to view.

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Flu Alert

Influenza Outbreak - Update on Visiting

We wish to express our gratitude to the public for their cooperation with the recent onerous visiting restrictions and are pleased to announce that normal visiting has now resumed with some limited restrictions.

Patients isolated in side rooms with proven flu will continue to be allowed visitors only for compassionate reasons which will be agreed at local ward level.

These will be confined to one visitor at a time and must be supervised by nursing staff in accordance with infection control procedures when entering and leaving the room.

Strict adherence to visiting times of 2:30pm - 3:30pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm will apply.

 

Physiotherapy Open Day

When?
Thursday 9th April 2015
 
Where?
Physiotherapy Department, beside Hospital (just inside Rialto Gate entrance to St James’s Hospital; Luas stop – Rialto)
 
For Who?
4th-6th year students who might be interested in studying physiotherapy.
 
What will the day involve?
Physiotherapists will give a brief overview of the assessment and management of patients from their speciality and may demonstrate some assessment or treatment techniques, getting an overview of life as a physiotherapist in St James’s Hospital. Students will be able to ask questions at any stage during the day.
The timetable for the Open Day will be as follows:
09:45     Registration
10:00     Introduction   
10:30     Rheumatology Talk                            
11:00     Stroke/Neurology                             
11:30     Respiratory/ Orthopaedics                            
12:00     Student Talk              
    
How do I sign up?
If you would like to attend, please telephone Janet Flynn on 01-4162503  or e-mail ELombard@stjames.ie
As the Open Day is limited to 35 places, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
 
What if I miss out?
The next Physiotherapy Student Open Day will be in October 2015

Patient Self-Registration Kiosk

‌These are exciting times in SJH. One project contributing to this has been the development of the “Patient Self-Registration Kiosk” and “Calling Screen Project”.

The benefits of both initiatives are:

145 x 400 The elimination of queues in the OPD.
Reduced waiting times in clinics.
Faster patient throughput in the OPD
Improved data quality through patient correction of their demographics at kiosk.
Improved patient experience including a survey portal.
Clinician efficiencies through electronic patient calling.
Improved communication with patients by broadcasting specific messages to identified groups through check in kiosks and screens.

Phase 1 of the project will see the Breast Care Dept and Phase 1 H OPD [old GeMS]  ‘go live’ Tuesday 24th March, 2015.  Phase 2 of the project is main Phase 1C OPD for implementation during the summer months.

More information will be available on this project over the coming weeks.

St. James's Fitness queen crowned!

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For the third year, the St James Fitness king or queen drive was launched in December 2014, a hospital wide call for candidates for the fitness drive was made via internal communication channels. When the submission process closed a few weeks later we had many applications. Successful candidates were chosen based on Body Mass Index (BMI) >30 kg/m2, classifying candidates as obese. In the application process, all candidates were asked for a reas...on for participation, the selection was made on those who appeared to have thought most about how changes could impact on their lives.  The selection panel were keen to have diverse occupational spread within the hospital.

The fitness drive consisted of 8 weeks of education, weekly weigh-ins and opt-in supervised exercise classes. All hospital staff were kept informed of how the candidates were progressing through the hospital intranet and social media sites. At the weekly weigh-in participants were encourage to share tips, recipes and discuss how they found the process.  Education sessions were provided by physiotherapy, clinical nutrition and psychological services on exercise, injury prevention, maintaining lifestyle changes, healthy weight loss and waist circumference, getting portions and proportions right, alcohol, making smarter choices when eating, mindful eating and  motivational tools.

Each week, the participants were offered a range of exercise classes by staff of the physiotherapy department. The classes were varied to expose participants to as may different types of exercise as possible, circuit training, the currently popular high intensity training sessions (HITS), yoga, pilates, running and resistance training.

At the end of the 8 weeks the participants had lost a remarkable 5 stone 8pounds! The range of weight loss was from 7lbs to 16 lbs.

At a healthy lunch hosted by Prof P Plunkett, CEO St James Hospital, to celebrate the candidates’ successful lifestyle changes there was a token crowning of a fitness queen.  Lisa Kavanagh from SACC directorate was chosen due to her commitment, inspirational attitude and willingness to motivate those around her.

Therapeutics Today April

The April edition of Therapeutics Today newsletter published by the National Medicines Information Centre is now available.  In this month's newsletter, the topics covered are: The use of antipsychotics in patients with dementia, What are the high risk medicines and Why do drug shortages occur? Click here to view.

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Wellcome Image Award

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The St. James’s Clinical photography service was recently honoured when photographer Anthony Edwards was presented with a 2015 Wellcome Image Award for his photograph of an anatomy model.

Wellcome Images is one of the Wellcome Library's major visual collections. It provides unlimited access to a vast catalogue of medical images, manuscripts and illustrations exploring the meaning of medicine, its history and current practice. Showcasing the best in science imaging talent and techniques, this year’s Award winning images were chosen by nine judges from all those acquired by the Wellcome Images picture library in the past year.

Catherine Draycott, Head of Wellcome Images  said: “This year’s selection of winning images is not only beautiful; they bring to life an incredible array of innovative imaging techniques, and hint at stories and ideas that go beyond the visual.” Scientist and broadcaster Adam Rutherford, who was a member of the judging panel, and presented this year’s awards said: “The breath-taking riches of the imagery that science generates are so important in telling stories about research and helping us to understand often abstract concepts.  It's not just about imaging the very small either, it's about understanding life, death, sex and disease: the cornerstones of drama and art.”

This years winning images can be viewed here: http://www.wellcomeimageawards.org/

Orders for Clinical photography can be placed under consult orders on EPR or by contacting 4251 / bleep 621.

Cancer Institute at St. James's

A new cancer website specifically designed to inform patients and their families about the St. James’s Hospital Cancer Institute and St. James’s Hospital cancer services and cancer research was launched today Thursday March 26th, 2015 to enhance patients’ and families’ awareness of what services are available in our hospital. 

This website is the first component to building the new Cancer Institute serving cancer patients across Dublin Mid-Leinster as well as providing academic and clinical training for consultants and researchers. The website features patients and consultants providing sensitive and honest information about cancer types, treatments and research.

St. James’s Hospital is one of the largest cancer centres in the country and the creation of this new Cancer Institute will better define the cancer programme at St. James’s Hospital and its key elements: clinical, education/training, and research.

The Cancer Institute will coordinate cancer research at St. James’s Hospital which conducts and supports research, training, health information, dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families. The Institute will support and coordinate education and training in clinical disciplines for participation in clinical research along with supporting projects in cancer control.

The Cancer Institute website will provide up to date information on different cancer types.  Videos of consultants are included so that patients and their families understand  what to expect if accessing the service.

Patient stories are available in order to inform  patients what the journey was like for others.

Speaking about the launch of the website Prof John Reynolds stated ‘The main focus of this website is to introduce the Cancer Institute to patients and their families and provide them with accurate information about how the various services can support them. It also outlines some of the challenges facing patients and families thereby providing greater understanding and transparency with regard to the active medial management of their illness.’

To view the website please log onto www.stjames.ie/cancer

Therapeutics Today June

The June edition of Therapeutics Today newsletter published by the National Medicines Information Centre is now available.  In this month's newsletter, the topics covered are:  Uncertainties regarding vitamin D, Drugs for the doctor’s bag and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Click here to view.

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New Children's Hospital

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Minister Leo Varadkar, unveiled the design for the New National Children’s Hospital http://www.archimedium.com/nch_concept_unveil/nch_media.html

Therapeutics Today July

The July edition of Therapeutics Today newsletter published by the National Medicines Information Centre is now available.  In this month's newsletter, the topics covered are: relative risk of VTE with combined oral contraceptives, tension-type headache, and the process of deprescribing!. Click here to view.

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NMIC Bulletin

The latest Bulletin published by The National Medicines Information Centre on methods of contraception, short-acting contraception and combined hormonal contraception is now available Vol 21 No 1 2015. To view click here

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Therapeutics Today August

The August edition of Therapeutics Today newsletter published by the National Medicines Information Centre is now available.  In this month's newsletter, the topics covered are: self-monitoring of vitamin K antagonists, increased cardiovascular risk with high dose ibuprofen, increased cardiovascular risk with high dose ibuprofen, and drugs for the doctor’s bag: children. Click here to view.

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"10 million messages" event

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Gemma Garvan, Healthlink Project Manager,Kathleen Lynch, Minister for Primary Care with John Gibbons, Laboratory Manager

Over 50 million messages have been delivered by Healthlink since the project initially commenced in the Mater Hospital in 1995.

The 10 millionth message was a laboratory report sent from St. James’s Hospital to The Iveagh Medical Clinic, Dublin 12.

Full press release http://www.healthlink.ie/

BMLT Car Raffle

BMLT Car Raffle

 

Would you like to win yourself a Mercedes-Benz C class and help the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust at the same time? First prize is the Mercedes, but there are also runner up prizes for 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Not only could you win a prize, but you will helping a very good cause at the same time.

  • 1st Prize – A Mercedes-Benz C class Petrol
  • 2nd Prize – €3,000
  • 3rd Prize – €1,000
  • 4th Prize – €1,000

Tickets are €20 each or 6 for €100. To Purchase a ticket from The Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust call 0852324385 or email bmltcarraffle@stjames.ie

Get 1 Free Ticket

1. Request a book of raffle tickets from The Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust by calling 0852324385 or emailing bmltcarraffle@stjames.ie

2. Sell a book of 5 tickets

3. Return the book and €100 to The Bone Marrow Leukaemia Trust

4. The 6th ticket in the book is a free entry into the draw for the seller.

 

In the fight against leukaemia and blood related diseases.All proceeds raised go directly to the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust.

Therapeutics Today September

The September edition of Therapeutics Today newsletter published by the National Medicines Information Centre is now available.  In this month's newsletter, the topics covered are: Legionnaires' disease, effectiveness of statin therapy after ischaemic stroke, and what influences adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy? Click here to view.

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NMIC Bulletin

The latest Bulletin published by The National Medicines Information Centre on the management of Crohn's Disease is now available Vol 21 No 3 2015. To view click here

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16th Nursing Clinical Skills Fair

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This lunchtime fair is from 12.30-15.00 hours and is focused on the Care of the Older Patient with many expert personnel available to meet and discuss any issues you may have in relation to this topic. No booking required, no fee, NMBI Category 1 Approval, Light Refreshments provided. Looking forward to seeing you on the day.

Therapeutics Today October

The October edition of Therapeutics Today newsletter published by the National Medicines Information Centre is now available.  In this month's newsletter, the topics covered are: How to monitor patients on non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants? Safety update on mirabegron and Changing prescribing patterns in Ireland from 1997-2012. Click here to view.

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DSO Concert

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Date:  Saturday November 28th, 2015

Time:  8.00pm

Location:  St. Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge.

Title:  ‘La Bell Vie’

Ticket prices:   €15, Concessions €12, Children €8

About the Dublin Symphony Orchestra (DSO):

The orchestra originated in the early 1960s when a group of musical enthusiasts in Ceoltoiri Craobh an Cheitinigh got together to perform classical music. From this the Dublin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) was established in 1967.

From its inception the Orchestra had the twin objectives of providing its members the opportunity to study and perform classical orchestral music and to stimulate the interest of youth in this area. The Orchestra continues to follow these objectives. The DSO has grown to be one of the leading non-professional orchestras in Dublin and the membership comprises of players from a variety of backgrounds, including pre-professional music students, music teachers as well as others who work full time in occupations totally unrelated to music. The DSO has played extensively in Dublin and in many venues throughout the country, often in conjunction with local music festivals.

To find out more information about the orchestra and to reserve your tickets online, log on to www.dublinsymphony.org

NMIC Bulletin Vol 21. No. 4

The latest Bulletin published by The National Medicines Information Centre on Irritable Bowel Syndrome is now available Vol 21 No 4 2015. To view click here

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Therapeutics Today November

The November edition of Therapeutics Today newsletter published by the National Medicines Information Centre is now available.  In this month's newsletter, the topics covered are: Melatonin for sleep problems in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, Investigating hyperkalaemia in adults and Update to National Immunisation Guidelines now available. Click here to view.

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Therapeutics Today December

The November edition of Therapeutics Today newsletter published by the National Medicines Information Centre is now available.  In this month's newsletter, the topics covered are: The BNF rings in the changes,  Follow-up of secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice and Christmas cookies - what web browsing reveals about your health!. Click here to view.

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NMIC Bulletin Vol 21. No. 5

The latest Bulletin published by The National Medicines Information Centre on Update on Biosimilar Medicines is now available Vol 21 No 5 2015. To view click here

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New Children's Hospital

Ireland is one step closer to having a new world-class children’s hospital as plans are lodged with An Bord Pleanála

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD & Minister of State Kathleen Lynch TD reaffirm the importance of this project for the health of Ireland’s current and future generations.

Staff and users of Ireland’s three existing children’s hospitals help to inform the plans for their new hospital as they look forward to coming together under one roof by 2020.

€650m investment to deliver significant economic and social gain to the local community where it is based.  Full Story