Press Release

Minister Lenihan launches the Five Year Strategic Plan for Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown

Brian Lenihan T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, today (13 May 05) launched a Five Year Strategic Plan for Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown.

The Strategic Plan builds on the hospital’s current strengths and has been developed to integrate the needs of the local community.

The hospital’s vision is excellence in the delivery of comprehensive integrated and accessible acute services to its patient population through partnership with its patients, public, staff and other organisations.

Speaking at the launch Brian Lenihan TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, said: “The new facilities that have been built at this hospital have radically improved the quality of service and infrastructure for patients and staff here and this Plan now sets out the objectives and targets for the next five years.

Implementing the new strategy will further improve services and help to attract the brightest and the best to come and work at one of Dublin’s Major Teaching Hospitals.”

The Strategy identifies seven key strategic objectives together with the specific actions required to implement these objectives over the next five years.

The timeframe required to address the objectives set out in the plan is 2005 – 2010.

Strategic Objectives include:

  • Develop the hospital’s position as a provider of acute services
  • Improve the patient experience by the provision of high quality accessible services
  • Develop the hospital’s leadership, management and governance capacity
  • Develop the hospital’s workforce to meet the needs of the service
  • Strengthen the hospital’s information, communication and technology management (ICT) systems
  • Develop the hospital’s position as a teaching hospital
  • Manage the hospital’s resources effectively and efficiently

Also speaking at the launch Noel Mulvihill, Assistant Chief Executive, HSE Northern Area, thanked the hospital’s staff for their hard work in devising the Plan and for their dedication, commitment and enthusiasm. “Your continued willingness to identify opportunities, embrace change and engage in this process will ensure the success of this Strategic Plan.

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision through a range of collaboration with many partners including our community and primary care colleagues, other Hospitals, other clinical networks, local authorities and private investors. To that end we will continue to strengthen and develop our relationships with our partners to help bring about shared objectives and to co-ordinate and integrate care into a seamless system.”