Simon Harris, Minister for Health, has announced eight new members of the Health Service Executive (HSE). The appointments are presently on an administrative basis, pending the enactment of the new Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018, due early 2019. The appointees reflect the new expertise sought by the Minister as the HSE adjusts its future strategy. Mr Harris said:
“I am pleased to confirm the names of eight new appointees to the Board of the HSE. Chosen for excellence and leadership in their fields, the new board will play a crucial role in reform of our health service as we implement Sláintecare.
“We have also fulfilled a key recommendation from Dr Gabriel Scally’s report by ensuring the Board will have members with patient advocacy experience and expertise. This will ensure the patient’s voice is embedded in the reform of our health service and patient concerns are at the heart of the key decisions taken.
“I want to thank all those who applied, with specific thanks to the individuals who have been chosen to take up these challenging but exciting positions. This Board will be a key component in strengthening HSE governance and will contribute to enhancing the oversight and performance of the HSE.”
- Fergus Finlay, former CEO of Barnardos
- Tim Hynes, Group Chief Information Officer, AIB
- Prof Deirdre Madden, professor of law at UCC and chair of the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance. Dr Madden will be appointed Deputy Chair of the HSE Board
- Dr Sarah McLoughlin, Science and Communication Officer at Retina International & patient advocate
- Mark Molloy, Quantity Surveyor, member of the Expert Group on Tort Reform and Management of Clinical Negligence Claims & patient advocate
- Aogán Ó Fearghail, former GAA President
- Fiona Ross, chair of CIE and Mental Health Ireland
- Dr Yvonne Traynor, vice president of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs with Kerry Group