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Hospital Groups allocate over €4 bn for 2016

The eight new Hospital Groups have now established offices and management teams and for the first time disbursed their allocations for 2016 to their constituent hospitals.

The following are the details of their offices, management team and 2016 budgets.

The Children’s Hospital Group (CHG)
Eilish Hardiman
Eilish Hardiman

Address – Rialto Gate Lodge, St James’ Campus, Dublin 8

Group Chief Executive – Eilish Hardiman

Management Team:

  • Eilish Hardiman, Group Chief Executive
  • Orla O’Brien, Group Chief Operations Officer
  • Valerie Plant, Group Chief Financial Officer
  • Frances McNamara, General Manager
  • Suzanne Dempsey, Group Director of Nursing
  • Frank McGuinness, ICT Project Manager
  • Brian Kirwan, Group Lead on Change, Organisational Development and Strategic HR.
  • Val Kavanagh, Communications Manager
  • Geraldine Brady, Executive Support

Group Operational Plan Budget – €230.408 m

  • Our Lady’s Children’s, Hospital, Crumlin, €123.794 m
  • Temple Street Children’s, University Hospital, €89.474 m
  • National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght, €15.781m
  • Children’s Hospital Group, €1.359m
RCSI Hospitals Group
Ian Carter
Ian Carter

Address – 111, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2.

Group Chief Executive – Ian Carter

Group Chair: Anne Maher

Management Team:

  • Group Chief Executive Officer – Ian Carter
  • Group Clinical Director – Prof. Paddy Broe
  • Group Chief Operating Officer – Sheila McGuinness
  • Group Chief Nursing Officer – Sheila McGuinness
  • Group Chief Financial Officer – Chris Kenny
  • Group Director of Human Resources – Eric Brady

RCSI HOSPITAL Group Budget 2016 – €625.2 million

  • Beaumont Hospital         €251 m
  • Louth Group – €151.1 m
  • Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown – €90 m
  • Cavan General and Monaghan Hospitals – €86.9 m
  • Rotunda Hospital – €45.9 m
Ireland East Hospital Group
Mary Day
Prof. Mary Day

Address- Royal Hospital Donnybrook, Bloomfield Avenue, Morehampton Road, Dublin 4.

Group Chief Executive –Prof. Mary Day.

Chair – Thomas Lynch.

The members of the IEHG Executive, which is led by CEO, Professor Mary Day and Deputy CEO, Kilian McGrane, are:

  • Ann Donovan – Director of Nursing
  • Declan Lyons – Chief Financial Officer
  • Paula Lawler – Director of HR
  • Dr. Carmel Sheridan – Director of Quality and Patient Safety
  • Mr. Kevin O’Malley – Joint Clinical Director
  • Professor Risteard O’Laoide – Joint Clinical Director
  • Professor Des Fitzgerald – Chief Academic Officer
  • Professor Garry Courtney – Clinical Lead
  • Gordon Dunne – CEO, MMUH
  • Professor Michael Keane – Interim CEO, SVUH
  • John O’Brien – Strategic Advisor
  • Dr. Rhona Mahony – Obstetrics Lead
  • Dr. Ronan Fawsitt – GP Liaison Lead

Many of the positions are provided through secondments from within IEHG or the HSE.


The Ireland East Hospital Group received an allocation of €812m to deliver acute services through its eleven hospitals, which cover an approximate population of one million people. The Groups said that the allocation for 2016 reflects Government policy in moving from the traditional rollover allocation to an Activity Based Funding (ABF) model. The ABF model funds episodes of care in its acute services.

Allocation for each hospital is as follows:

  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital €230.677 m
  • St Vincent’s University Hospital €210.963 m
  • St Michael’s Hospital €23.696 m
  • National Maternity Hospital €45.337 m
  • Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital €22.424 m
  • Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital €27.890 m
  • Wexford General Hospital €56.036 m
  • St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny €58.311 m
  • St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown €30.602 m
  • Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar €64.760 m
  • Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan €41.361 m
Dublin Midland Hospital Group team
Dr. Susan O’Reilly
Dr. Susan O’Reilly

Address – Block D, 3rd Floor, Park Gate Street,  Business Centre Park Gate Street Dublin DO8 YFF1

These hospitals provide acute care for the population in excess of 800,000 people, with circa 9,000 dedicated staff and have over 2,800 beds.

Chair – Frank Dolphin

CEO Dr. Susan O’Reilly

Executive Management Team

  • Chief Executive Officer – Dr. Susan O’Reilly MB, BCh, BAO, BA, BSc, FRCPC, FRCPI
  • Chief Operations Officer – Trevor O’Callaghan
  • Chief Financial Officer – Joseph Campbell
  • Director of Human Resources –  Sonia Shortt
  • Chief Clinical Director –  Mr. Martin Feeley MCH FRCSI
  • Chief Director of Nursing & Midwifery  –  Eileen Whelan

Group Hospital Management

  • General Manager – Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, Orlagh Claffey
  • General Manager – Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, Michael Knowles
  • General Manager – Naas General Hospital, Alice Kinsella
  • Network Manager – St. Lukes Oncology Network Rathgar, Richard Lodge
  • CEO Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin, incorporating the National Children’s Hospital (known as Tallaght), David Slevin
  • CEO St. James’s Hospital, Lorcan Birthistle
  • Master/CEO Coombe Women and Infant’s University Hospital, Dr. Sharon Sheehan

Budget: €766.448 million

The budgets for hospitals in the Group for 2016 are as follows:

  • St. James’s Hospital –  €315.513 m
  • Tallaght Hospital – € 167.925 m
  • Naas Hospital – €56.547 m
  • Tullamore Hospital – € 84,484 m
  • Portlaoise Hospital – €51,676 m
  • Coombe Hospital – €50,434 m
  • St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network – €39,869 m
Saolta University Health Care Group
Maurice Power
Maurice Power

Address- University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Road, Galway, H91 YR71

CEO – Maurice Power

Saolta Group management team

  • CEO – Maurice Power
  • Interim Chief Operating Officer – Ann Cosgrove
  • Group Clinical Director – Dr. Pat Nash
  • Group HR Director – John Shaughnessy
  • Interim Group Director of Nursing – Jean Kelly
  • Interim Group Director of Finance – Tony Baynes
  • Interim Group Head of Corporate Development – Tony O Gorman

Budget – €653.786 million

  • Portiuncula €54.432 m
  • Galway €277.047 m
  • Mayo €85.356 m
  • Letterkenny €110.508 m
  • Sligo €108.532 m
  • Roscommon €17.911 m
South/South West Hospital Group
Gerry O’Dwyer
Gerry O’Dwyer

CEO – Gerry O’Dwyer

Address – Erinville, Western Road, Cork

Leadership Team

  • Group Chair – Professor Geraldine McCarthy
  • Group Chief Executive Officer: Gerry O’Dwyer
  • Group Chief Operations Officer: Dr. Ger O’Callaghan
  • Chief Clinical Director: Dr. Rob Landers
  • Chief Director of Nursing & Midwifery: Bridie O’Sullivan
  • Chief Academic Officer: Professor John Higgins
  • Interim HR Director: Eleanor Driscoll
  • Chief Finance Officer: Noelle Dineen

Management Team

  • Executive Business Manager: Trina Doran
  • Unscheduled Care Lead: Maria Barry
  • Scheduled Care Manager: Darren Hickey
  • Quality and Safety Manager: Celia Cronin
  • Business Manager: Breda O’Riordan
  • HR Manager: Anne Marie Byrne

Budget €694.282 million

  • Cork University Hospital – €259.69 m
  • Mallow General Hospital – €16.209 m
  • Bantry General Hospital – €17.167 m
  • Kerry General Hospital – €72.981 m
  • Mercy University Hospital – €66.156 m
  • South Infirmary Royal Victoria University Hospital – €50.727 m
  • University Hospital Waterford – €153.687 m
  • South Tipperary Hospital – €50.962 m
  • Kilcreene Hospital – €6.703 m
UL Hospitals Group
Colette Cowan
Colette Cowan

Address – UL Hospitals Group. University Hospital Limerick, St. Nessans Road. Dooradoyle, Limerick

CEO – Colette Cowan

Members of the Executive Management Team for UL Hospitals Group are:

  • Prof. Colette Cowan, Chief Executive Officer
  • Noreen Spillane, Chief Operations Officer
  • Dr. John Kennedy, Chief Clinical Director
  • Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing & Midwifery
  • Josephine Hynes, Director of HR
  • Prof. Paul Finucane, Chief Academic Officer
  • Hugh Brady, Chief Financial Officer

The total net budget for the UL Hospitals Group for 2016 is: €256.496 million.

The UL Hospitals Group operates a Directorate Model structure and does not allocate budgets by site.  Budgets are allocated to each of the four directorates, namely: Medicine, Perioperative, Diagnostics and Maternal and Child Health who operate across multiple sites.