Programme Launch June 2012

Dr Barry White, Minister Reily, Dr Una Geary - EMP Launch

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Launch of the National Emergency Medicine Programme (EMP). Pictured were Barry White, Minister for Health James Reilly, T.D, Dr Una Geary, National Clinical Lead, Emergency Medicine Programme.The Report of the Emergency Medicine Programme (EMP) was published today (Tuesday, 19th June 2012) after extensive consultation with patients and frontline staff across the health services.The Programme, which has been developed by doctors, nurses, therapists and other clinicians working in Emergency Departments and in pre-hospital care, sets out an unprecedented programme of reform for how Emergency Services are delivered in Ireland. The aim of the Emergency Medicine Programme is to improve the safety and quality of care and to reduce waiting times for patients in Emergency Departments. Picture Nick Bradshaw