The Continuum of Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery was established by the Irish Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 1999, as a means to regularise Higher Surgical Training in Ireland. The Institute oversees the Continuum in Orthopaedics on behalf of the Irish Surgical Postgraduate Training Committee (ISPTC), which is responsible in turn to the Joint Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. These bodies work to set standards and provide a continuity of training for six years. On satisfactory completion of a designated course of study, all Trainees sit their Exit Examination, or Intercollegiate Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and are awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training.
A Trauma System for Ireland: Report of the Trauma Steering Group
The Minister for Health today (6th February 2018) published the report of the Trauma Steering Group, A Trauma System for Ireland The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has said that the new Trauma System for Ireland will lead to better outcomes for patients by making sure they get to the right place, for the right care, first time.
IN THE NEWS
Irish National Orthopaedic Register (INOR) which has been live in Tullamore since 2017, is now live in Croom and will be live in Kilcreene on the 16th April.INOR is actively involved with three other elective sites with implementation dates planned for this year.
MR JOE GALLAGHER
It is with sadness we inform you that Mr Joe Gallagher died peacefully on the 19th of March at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. He had been in very good health and spirits until recently. Mr Gallagher had been appointed to St Vincent’s hospital in the 1950s and was regarded as the last of the true general orthopaedic surgeons, although much of his expertise was devoted to spinal surgery. He was probably the first person in Ireland to use Harrington rods in the correction of scoliosis. Joe Gallagher will be missed by all especially his children Martin, Anne, John and Joe, daughters-in-law Patricia, Bernie and Ana, grandchildren Sarah-Louise, Lisa and Kate, Rachel, Nicole and Mark, Paula and David, great grandchildren Joshua and Amelia-Rose, extended family and many friends especially Ann O’Reilly.
Link to obituary in the Irish Independent here