Tuesday 20 August 2019

Ex-Holles Street master Mahony named on board at St Vincent's

Dr Rhona Mahony. Photo: David Conachy
Dr Rhona Mahony. Photo: David Conachy
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital, has been appointed to the new board of St Vincent's Healthcare Group (SVHG) which oversees the public and private hospitals.

The National Maternity Hospital is due to move to the St Vincent's Hospital campus with the construction of a new €300m building.

It was announced more than five years ago, but has been beset by delays.

Health Minister Simon Harris approved the contract for the first phase development - a pharmacy and car park - in December.

Following the long-running row over how the hospital would be run, he said he was "fully confident" the it would be free from religious influence.

Two years ago, the Sisters of Charity announced it was ending its involvement with St Vincent's Hospital after 183 years.

The new board members are Deirdre Burns, Ann Hargaden, Dr Mahony and Imelda Reynolds.

Irish Independent

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