Recent Appointments to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)
With the consent of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has re-appointed the following person as a Member of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council. This appointment is with effect from 21 March 2017 until 20 March 2021.
Mr Joe Martin
Mr Martin has 34 years’ experience working within the Irish Health Service. He commenced work with the then Midland Health Board in January 1977 as a Clerical Officer. He retired from the Health Services (HSE) in December 2010.
Prior to retirement he was General Manager with responsibility for the Acute Hospital Services in the Midlands area, the Acute Hospitals in Mullingar, Tullamore and Portlaoise. During his working career he also worked within the Primary Care Services and Community Care Services as well as the Acute Hospital Services in the Midlands area. He obtained an Honours Degree in Public Sector Management from the Institute of Public Administration in 1995.
The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has re-appointed the following persons as Members of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council. These appointments are with effect from 21 March 2017 until 20 March 2021.
Mr Tony McAleer
Mr McAleer was appointed to Council in March 2013. He graduated as an Orthoptist in 1985 from the Midland Orthoptic Training School, Birmingham, England and obtained a Masters in Medical Science from the University of Sheffield in 2002. He also has a MA in Healthcare Management (2015) and a Certificate in Governance (2014) from the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin.
He took up employment in 1985 at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin, where he still works as a Clinical Specialist Orthoptist. He has also worked at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
Mr McAleer has had extensive experience as a professional representative for the Orthoptics profession in Ireland. He is currently a member of the Primary Care Eye Services Review Group which has reported to the HSE on the development of Ophthalmology services nationally. He is the Chair of the Audit Risk and Governance Committee in CORU.
Dr Deirdre Madden
Dr. Madden is a Senior Lecturer in Law with research interests and publications primarily in the area of medical law and ethics. She was author of the Report on Post-Mortem Practice and Procedure (2005) and Chairperson of the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance which published its Report, entitled Building a Culture of Patient Safety, in July 2008.
Dr Madden was a member of the Medical Council from 2004-2013 and remains a member of the Fitness to Practise Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Council. She is currently a member of a number of national expert groups related to medical law, ethics and patient safety, including the National Patient Safety Advisory Group and the National Advisory Committee on Bioethics. Dr Madden also chaired the National Consent Advisory Group for the HSE.