Recent Appointment to the Physiotherapists Registration Board

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following person as a member of the Physiotherapists Registration Board. This appointment is from 22 May 2017 to 21 May 2020.

Mr Fearghal Grimes

Mr Grimes has held clinical, professional and managerial roles in the healthcare service throughout his career. As CEO of St. John’s Hospital Limerick, he has gained in-depth knowledge of corporate governance working directly with, and reporting to, the boards of hospitals. His interest in corporate governance has been further enhanced by the MSc in Executive Leadership which he is pursuing in Ulster University/Boston College. Prior to serving as CEO of St. John’s Hospital he had worked as Best Practice Manager at Bon Secours Hospital Tralee for 9 years, and before that as Accreditation Manager at Beaumont Hospital from 2000 -2002. Mr. Grimes practiced as a physiotherapist for 10 years before assuming his managerial positions. His current educational qualifications include, inter alia, an MSc. Professional Development awarded by University of Ulster, Jordanstown, in 1995.