Clinical Directors in hospital groups

“What are the plans for Clinical Directors in medicine in the Dublin North East region?”

Cllr. Bill Tormey

Response:

In any Hospital Group, there should be an overall Lead Clinical Director (or Chief Clinical Director as it is named in the Hospital Groups Report) with four speciality Clinical Directorates representing Medicine, Peri-operative Care, Women & Children and Diagnostics. These Clinical Directors will work across all Hospitals in the region. It is envisaged that on each Hospital site, there will be Clinical Leads for each specialty reporting to the corresponding Clinical Director.

The Clinical Director Programme is developing a Guidance document along these lines on the development of Clinical Directorates within the Hospital Groups.

Thora Burgess,

Programme Manager Clinical Directors Liaison,

Project Manager Clinical Governance Development,

Quality & Patient Safety Directorate,

Health Service Executive.