Appointment to the Children’s Hospital Group Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following person as a member of the Children’s Hospital Group Board. This appointment is with effect from 27 October 2017 to 25 September 2020.

Dr Anne Kilgallen

Dr Kilgallen is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine. Prior to taking up post as Chief Executive of the Western Trust, she worked as Deputy Chief Medical Officer with responsibility for population health policy in the Department of Health, Belfast.

In 2013/14 Anne was funded by the Health Foundation and supported by the Western Trust to undertake a Quality Improvement Fellowship for one year based at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, USA. She had the opportunity to study international healthcare systems that have successfully brought clinical leadership, improvement science and system thinking together to transform care. She has a particular interest in the use of IHI’s Triple Aim framework as a means to improve outcomes at population level.

Prior to her fellowship, Anne served for 6 years as Medical Director in the Western Health and Social Care Trust.

Anne has a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University (2016) and from University College Dublin (1995). She is a fellow of both the Faculty of Public Health (UK) and the Faculty of Public Health Medicine in Ireland, where she has served on the board.