About Us

The Department established a National Patient Safety Office (NPSO), in December 2016, located in the Department of Health. It is intended that the NPSO will provide the required leadership with regard to patient safety policy and legislation. The NPSO will be guided by a National Advisory Council for Patient Safety and has 3 streams – clinical effectiveness, patient safety surveillance and patient advocacy and policy.

Director National Patient Safety Office –  Marita Kinsella

Patient Safety Policy and Advocacy – David Keating,  John Harding and Ciara Norton,  Susan Reilly

Patient Safety Surveillance – Rosarie Lynch, Eithne Barron, Deirdre Hyland, Sarah Treleaven

Clinical Effectiveness – Dr Sarah Condell, Pauline Dempsey, Denis Ryan, Dr Niamh O’Rourke, Susan Reilly, Jenny Hogan and Dr Mary McGeown

Bodies under aegis of DoH

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is the independent Authority to drive continuous improvement in Ireland’s health and social care services. HIQA has statutory responsibility for:

  • Setting Standards for Health and Social Services
  • Monitoring Healthcare Quality
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Health Information
  • Social Services Inspectorate