Heinz Kölking Vice-President EAHM With the evolution of the European Union, we are witnessing a parallel, multidimensional process of structural change which has impeded the creation of a shared Europe. The failure of efforts to establish a European constitution and mounting scepticism among citizens about the direction in which the Union is moving are symptomatic of this trend. Structural changes stem


Meeting of the Board of the EAHM in Krakow(Poland) The first meeting of the year of the EAHM Board took place at the beginning of June in Krakow, in Poland. The delegates were happy, not only to be able admire this magnificent town in fine weather, but also to participate in the festivities of its 750th anniversary. On 5 June 1257, Krakow’s Act of Location was declared. The foundation of the town

Book Review: “Trends in EU Healthcare Systems” Interview with the author Prof. Win De Gooijer (E-)Hospital interviewed Prof. De Gooijer on the main findings of his book: What are the implications of the changing social context for healthcare systems in the EU? The neo-liberal course that the international political economy has taken since the beginning of the 1980s has negatively influenc

Compare Your Establishment with the European Competition! Dear Hospital Managers, Would you like to compare your establishment with others, in your country or elsewhere in Europe? Would you like to know what decision- making structures are like in neighbouring hospitals, how the purchasing procedure is organised, what information systems are already in place, in which area investment is taking place

Public Health Threats Today The first epidemiological report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) identifies antimicrobial resistance as the most serious public health threat facing Europe. The Stockholm-based agency warns that “if the present rapid negative development is not halted, mankind will soon lose one of its most important weapons against infectious disease

Germany Hospitals Compare Therapeutic Results The latest edition of the report on the quality of German hospitals reveals profound changes: the latest edition shows for the first time the data resulting from the guarantee of external quality for every hospital. In future, hospitals will present the quality of specific treatments in relation to other establishments and will deliver important information


Contact Address: Dr. Norbert RoseDirector of the Department of Quality ManagementSpecialist in General Medicine, Medical Quality Manager, EOQCantonal Hospital

Author: Dr.-Ing. Andreas Wittmann University of Wuppertal Fachbereich D – Sicherheitstechnik Occupational Safety and Health (Head of Department: Director: Prof. F. Hofmann) Wuppertal, Germany E-mail: [email protected] For references, please contact: [email protected] Uniform European rules are in place to regulate the key elements of occupational health and safety, with Article 118a of the Europ

Author: Dr. Thomas Ulmer,Member of the European ParliamentEmail: [email protected]: www.thomasulmer.eu In 2005

Author: Anjali Joseph, Ph.D.Director of Research, The Center for Health DesignEmail: [email protected]


Authors: Kristof Eeckloo, LLM, (corresponding author)Doctoral researcher Luc Delesie, CE, MS, PhD, Professor

Personnel Management

Authors: H. M. Hasselhorn, MDUniversity of Wuppertal, FB D – Department of Safety Technology Wuppertal, GermanyEma

Mental Health

Authors: George WitteCEO/Medical Director, RivierduinenThe Netherlands, and Alan YatesChief Executive Mersey Care. England

Author: Inger Kari NerheimManaging Director,Division of PsychiatryStavanger University Hospital,NorwayEmail: [email protected]

Author : R.C.Jenssen,Devereux Architects Ltd Award-Winning General Hospital with Integrated Mental Health Facilities The award-winning Queen Mary’s Hospital at Roehampton breaks new ground in the design of adult, mental health, in-patient

Med Tech

Author: Karl DaltonEnvironmental ManagerConnolly Hospital Blanchardstown,Dublin,IrelandEmail: [email protected]

Country Focus:Portugal

The state of Portuguese hospitals at the beginning of the decade made significant gaps apparent: quality control was absent, and there was no standardised information system to facilitate the control of the performance of managers and healthcare establishments. These managers did not have any effective incentives, or the autonomy necessary, especially in the area of managing human resources, to improve the

The Structure of Public Hospitals After significant reform carried out in 2002, public hospitals are divided into three categories: • Hospitals S.A.: public corporations with the state as the exclusive shareholder (under corporate law). They were created through the transformation of 34 public hospitals, chosen as mediumsized ones with a debt below 35% of total expenditure and having previously demo

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