Assessment of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

International Working Group Report on the Optimal All-Island Hospital Service for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The International Working Group (IWG) visited Belfast and Dublin from April 7- April 11, 2014.  The IWG consisted of Dr. John Mayer, Dr. Adrian Moran, Dr. John Sinclair, and Dr. Patricia Hickey.

  • John E. Mayer, Jr., M.D. is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Senior Associate in Cardiac Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital where he has practiced as a congenital heart surgeon for the last 30 years.
  • Adrian Moran M.B. B.Ch., B.A.O. is Associate Clinical Professor at Tuft’s Medical School, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine and Partner at Congenital Heart, Maine.
  • John F Sinclair MB ChB FRCA is a Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthetist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Glasgow where he has practiced since 1992.
  • Patricia Hickey PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN is vice president of cardiovascular and critical care services and associate CNO at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Download the report here.

View the Joint Policy Statement by the Minister of Health and Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland, Jim Wells and the Minister of Health in the Republic of Ireland, Leo Varadkar on the report here.