To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Seamless Service: Maintaining Momentum

Nigel Grinstead (Associate Consultant of Salomons Centre, Tunbridge Wells, UK.)
R. Timoney (Deputy Chief Executive at the Mater Infirmorum Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.)

Health Manpower Management

ISSN: 0955-2065

Article publication date: 1 August 1994


Describes the process used by the Mater Infirmorum Hospital in Belfast in 1992‐1994 to achieve high quality care (Seamless Service), motivate staff to deliver and measure performance. Aims of the project include focusing the organization on the customer, improving teamwork and motivation at all levels. After comprehensive data collection from GPs, patients and staff management forums developed a full TQM strategy to gain support and maintain momentum including innovative staff events (every staff member was given the opportunity to attend) where multilevel, multidisciplinary workshops enabled staff to design customer care standards, develop teams and lead customer‐driven change.



Grinstead, N. and Timoney, R. (1994), "Seamless Service: Maintaining Momentum", Health Manpower Management, Vol. 20 No. 3, pp. 14-15.




Copyright © 1994, MCB UP Limited