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The impact of an employment embargo on the psychological contract in the Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children's Hospital(AMNCH)

Farrelly, Ruairi (2011) The impact of an employment embargo on the psychological contract in the Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children's Hospital(AMNCH). Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Since 2008 there has been an employment embargo in the HSE. This has affected operations in the Adelaide and Meath hospital incorporating the national children’s hospital (AMNCH). Staff numbers are down by about 400 people which has led to higher workloads for staff members.
This dissertation explores five main objectives, which include the reason behind the introduction of the employment embargo, the impact the embargo has had on the staff of the hospital, the different psychological contracts that exists between the front line staff and the backroom staff. The Human Resource and the Social Work departments was where I carried out my research.
From the conclusions of my research, I found that the employment embargo has had an impact on the psychological contracts between the staff in these departments which is affecting their work relations and the overall efficiency of the health care service. Also that it had brought the management and staff in the social work department closer together in trying to convince the hospital management to replace some of the 33% of their staff that has left to join other health care providers.
The recommendations that I put forward, which include staff training and development plus the introduction of new technology will help complement the existing commitment and determination of the staff to improve and grow the professional patient health care service in the hospital.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public Health System
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 15:34
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 10:18
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/578

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