The Children’s Sunshine Home, operating as LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice (the Service) is managed according to best practice in health care service delivery for the efficient and effective management of services and in keeping with HSE, DOH and HIQA statutory policies and standards.
The Service operates two statements of Purpose and Function for the Children’s Palliative Care Services and Disability Service and are currently under review.
The purpose of these policies is to ensure that the management structures, systems, policies and procedures lead to the Service being managed in an efficient and effective manner from the Board of Directors and the Management Team to frontline service delivery.
The Board of Directors and the Management Team have a responsibility to review, monitor and evaluate the service on a continual basis to ensure continuous quality improvement according to this policy.
The Board of Directors
The Service is governed by a voluntary Board. The key role of the Board of Directors is to provide efficient and effective leadership for the Service within a framework of practical controls.
The Board performs a dual role:
- Providing strategic direction to the Service based on an understanding of the internal operating environment and the wider external health care landscape;
- It has specific oversight responsibilities of executive functions.
The Board governs the executive through a system of monitoring through its Board agenda, sub-committee work and performance management system. The Board reviews, approves and monitors the implementation of strategic and service plans for Service on a regular basis
The CEO is charged with the overall management of the Service and reports directly to the Board of Directors.
The Management team is in place to organise, lead and manage the Service on a day to day basis in keeping with the service’s vision and mission. This team are charged with ensuring continuous quality improvement for all children, adults and their families in keeping with best practice and statutory guidelines. Sub-committee structures are in place to deliver on the strategic objectives of the Service.
Stakeholder input and involvement is key to the Service progressing in a manner that meets the needs of the children, adults and their families