Clinical Governance

Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety in Saint John of God Hospital and Saint Joseph’s Centre

Clinical Governance is defined as “The framework through which healthcare organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.”

The Board of Directors of Saint John of God Hospital CLG is fully committed to discharging its duties and obligations to patients, residents, day attendees, staff and all who come into contact with our services.

The Board has established a Sub-committee for Clinical Governance, Quality & Safety (CGQS) to oversee this important aspect of our work. The Sub-Committee is chaired by Prof. Kieran Murphy with the other members being Br Gregory McCrory OH and Prof. Rory Shelley. This Committee meets at least six times per year; it sets key performance indicators for the services and monitors the programme of work to ensure satisfactory quality standards as well as reports from regulatory bodies that inspect both the Hospital and Saint Joseph’s Centre.

The Clinical Governance, Quality & Safety Executive Committee meets on a monthly basis and is chaired by the Chief Executive. The membership of the Executive Committee is as follows: Chief Executive, Clinical Director, Director of Nursing (Saint John of God Hospital), Director of Nursing (Saint Joseph’s Centre), Head of Operations, Heads of Clinical Departments (rotational), Healthcare Risk Officer, Nursing Practice Development Manager, Representative from the Medical Advisory Board, Chairperson Risk Committee, Chairperson Health & Safety Committee, Chairperson Compliance & Continuous Quality Improvement (CCQI) Committee, Chairperson Consumer Council & Advocacy Committee, Chairperson Patient Satisfaction & Complaints, Chairperson Clinical Audit Committee and a representative from Cluain Mhuire Services. 

Our Mission

Since its foundation in 1882, the mission of Saint John of God Hospital is to bring healing, care and wholeness to people who have mental illness or psychological and emotional problems.

Assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and care are provided in accordance with the highest professional standards and always in keeping with the ethos and caring traditions as modelled for us by Saint John of God.

Our Values

The values of Saint John of God Hospitaller Services are Hospitality, Compassion and Respect.

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