Appointment to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)

On the nomination of the Occupational Therapists Registration Board, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following person as a member of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU).  This appointment is from 5 July 2017 to 13 February 2021.

Mr Gerard Walshe

Mr Walshe is currently employed as an Occupational Therapist Manager in the Acute Hospital Services provided at Sligo University Hospital.

Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist he has worked in posts at different levels in Intellectual Disability, Older Persons and Acute Hospital Services. He has worked with the North Western Health Board (now HSE) since 1981.

From 1994 to 2004 he was listed as a Clinical Tutor and later Clinical Teacher on the TCD University Calendar in recognition of his contribution to Occupational Therapy student education and placement co-ordination. He currently represents the interests of Occupational Therapist Managers on the Discipline of Occupational Therapy Curriculum Committee/Programme Board for the National University Galway.

As a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI), Mr Walshe is an active participant in the activities of the National Occupational Therapist Manager Advisory Group (NOTMAG).

Mr Walshe is also a member of the Occupational Therapists Registration Board to which he was appointed by the Minister on 17 May 2017 following his election by registrants.