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The Wolfe Group’s Experience & Expertise

The Wolfe Group’s Experience & Expertise

In carrying out over 120 major evaluations of services, across the Acute Hospital, Intellectual Disability, Older Persons and Mental Health sectors, our clients have found The Wolfe’s Group progressive and participatory approach to be extremely effective in improving and progressing their services. We also provide follow-up consultancy, support and training services if and as required.

Organisational Development

Examples of successfully completed Organisational Development projects by The Wolfe Group :

  • Evaluation of an acute private hospital
  • Evaluation of policy and procedure development in several acute hospital services
  • Evaluation of Psychology and Social Work Services provided in a Health Board area
  • Equity audit across a large health service provider
  • Evaluation of a number of both national and regional social care services
  • Evaluation of the implementation of the Care Programme Approach for Mental Health service users in the United Kingdom
  • Evaluation of the governance, management structures and systems of numerous health and disability services; day services and resource centres and residential and respite facilities
  • Development of key policies for a number of Statutory and Voluntary Organisations
  • Development of clinical governance processes and structures in a large national service
  • Development of risk registers
  • Development of high level submissions for business cases, funding etc.
  • Development of specialist policies and frameworks e.g. Capacity processes
  • Development of position papers for submission by national bodies
  • Facilitation of Consultancy Committee to agree procedure for funding allocation and prioritisation
  • Facilitation of Health Board strategy development for Physical and Sensory Disabilities (including early childhood services)
  • Facilitation of Health Board strategy development for Mental Health Services

Quality & Audit

Examples of successfully completed Quality & Audit projects by The Wolfe Group :

  • 120+ audits and evaluations on services in the Irish Health sector including Acute & Maternity Hospitals, Older Person, Disability and Mental Health services
  • Trained over 3,500 staff in PPPGs over the last 10 years
  • Trained over 3000 staff in quality over the last 10 years
  • Reviewed numerous services against HIQA standards
  • Put in place quality systems for numerous national and regional services
  • Acted as consultants on developing Draft National Standards and on developing an audit tool for measuring Standards for the National Disability Authority
  • Acted as consultants for the Health Service Executive on the development of National Standards for Residential Services for adults and children
  • Acted as consultants for the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health and Children on the evaluation of 30+ Section 65 funded agencies
  • Acted as consultants for the Mental Health Commission on standards/rules related issues
  • Acted as consultants for the Health Research Board on disability related issues
  • Conducted specialist investigations/reviews with regard to quality and safety issues in many organisations

Training Division

Our training focus is to encourage staff to critically reflect on their practice and develop an awareness and understanding of contemporary thinking regarding their area of work. We specialise in the development of custom-designed training programmes for services.
Examples of Training Solutions provided recently by The Wolfe Group include:

  • Medication Management Refreshers for Registered Nurses
  • Policy, Procedure & Guideline development training
  • Care Planning & Documentation training (in line with HIQA requirements)
  • Management Development Programmes
  • Clinical Supervision training
  • Performance Management training
  • Responsible & Safe Medication Management training for non-nursing staff
  • Challenging Behaviour Updates

Contact us to discuss your organisation’s specific Quality & Audit, Organisational Development or Training needs in strictest confidence.