Dr Stephen Mannion from the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital in Cork draws our attention to a situation where a hospital failed a gas supply safety check because the cylinders had passed their expiry dates. Please see below content of this email in full for your information. 'Our hospital recently failed a gas supply safety check because all the oxygen, nitrous oxide and air cylinders on all anaesthesia machines were out of date although all were full. As our hospital has consultants from Cork University Hospital working daily on site, it seems

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland announces Mr Martin McCormack as new CEO The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Martin McCormack as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 31st July 2017. Mr McCormack is former Head of Operations at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, where he led the RCPI Examinations; Postgraduate Specialist Training Programmes and Professional Competence Schemes.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in Trinity College Dublin, his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management from the Institute of Public Administration

Prof Kevin Carson, President of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, has the following message for Trainees, Members and Fellows following the publication of the Medical Council survey 'Your Training Counts'   This week, the Medical Council published the findings of its “Your Training Counts” survey of Trainee doctor’s experiences of Clinical Learning Environments in Ireland 2014-2016. Your Training Counts is the Medical Council’s annual National Trainee Experience survey. Commenced in 2014, the findings from the survey over the past three years have highlighted a number of areas of