Appointment of Chairperson to the South / South West Hospital Group Board
The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has re-appointed Professor Geraldine McCarthy as Chair of the South / South West Hospital Group Board. This appointment is from 30 November 2017 to 29 November 2019.
Prof. Geraldine McCarthy was Chair of the South / South West Hospital Group Board until her term expired on 31 October 2017. Prof McCarthy was appointed as Chair by the Minister for Health having expressed her interest in becoming a Board member in the PAS campaign of July 2013.
Professor McCarthy is Emeritus Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery University College Cork. She was Founding Head and Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery in UCC, which was established in 1996. She holds a Dip Nurs from UCD, MEd degree from Trinity College Dublin, MSN and PhD degrees in nursing from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.