Appointments to the Tallaght Hospital Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following as members of the Board of Tallaght Hospital. These appointments are for the term from 13th February 2018 to 12th February 2021.

Archdeacon David Pierpoint, on the nomination of the President of Tallaght Hospital.

Born in 1956, David Pierpoint was educated at St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School and undertook a further year’s study in ethics and sociology at Cambridge University. He was appointed archdeacon of Dublin in 2004 and has a Masters degree in Management and Leadership.

The archdeacon of Dublin, by virtue of his office is ex officio on many committees and boards but has also been elected to serve on others. He also represents the Church of Ireland in the world of health care, politics and the church locally and nationally and has represented the archbishop on many public occasions.  He currently serves on the board of the Rotunda Hospital, Tallaght Hospital and has been Chaplain at St James’s Hospital since 1992 (some 24 years) and with this experience in the health service he produced an important policy document for the HSE for the accreditation of hospital chaplains.  David has served on many board committees in Tallaght Hospital such as chair of the Audit committee, member of the Finance committee and in more recent times as chair of the Governance Committee. Archdeacon Pierpoint is also chaplain to An Garda Síochána, a position he has held for 16 years.  He is the first Church of Ireland clergyman to hold this position and has represented the force on at least two occasions overseas as well as local and national policing events.

He is highly regarded in both political and legal circles due to his many dealings in both areas. He obtained his M.A. from Dublin City University in 2007 having studied Management in All Hallows College which incorporated Finance, Human Resources and Leadership. His pastoral skills, dealing with the media, his people skills and administrative ability are well documented.

Professor Anne-Marie Brady, on the nomination of Trinity Board.

Professor Anne-Marie Brady is Head of School, in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin. She previously served as Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation for 3 years and as Director of Teaching & Learning (Postgraduate) for 4 years. She is a Registered General Nurse and Registered Nurse Tutor. Anne-Marie has over 30 years of clinical practice, education and research experience in nursing and health care management. Prior to her move to working in 3rd level Anne-Marie has gained extensive international experience working as a registered nurse and health care manager in health care systems in Ireland, United Kingdom and the USA. Due to her clinical experience, research and teaching Anne-Marie has gained significant understanding of health service delivery issues in both the Irish and International context. Brady’s research work has focused upon the development of quality improvement, systems and workforce development in healthcare. She has conducted research studies in collaboration with health service providers to examine issues around patient related outcomes measures, workload measurement, practice development, patient safety and competency among health care workers. She has conducted a national study in Ireland of the transition experiences, work conditions and factors that influence retention of degree graduate nurses. More recently her research has been concerned with alternative strategies to responding to the burden of health care around chronic illness. She is leading a national and multi-site evaluation of integrated care in dementia. She is editor and co-author of a book Leadership & Management in the Irish Health Service.