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Sunday 27 May 2018

Hospital chief faces pay cut in role change

Eilish O'Regan Health Correspondent

NICHOLAS Jermyn, the best-paid hospital chief in Ireland, is expected to see a substantial cut to his salary, which now stands at close to €293,000.

He is to step down from his public post as chief executive of St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin, but will remain as group chief executive of the St Vincent's Healthcare Group.

Mr Jer-myn, pictured, had been receiving a state salary of €136,282 as chief executive of the public hospital, as well as another €136,951 and a car allowance of €19,796 from private funding.

The private salary was for his group chief executive role, overseeing St Vincent's private hospital and St Michael's Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.

His decision to resign follows demands by the HSE after the salary 'top-ups' controversy.

Noel Whelan, chairman of the St Vincent's Hospital Healthcare Group, confirmed Mr Jermyn was in discussions with the board and would continue as group chief executive.

In an email to staff, he said the chief operating officer Kilian McGrane would take over as interim chief executive while the post is advertised.

"The group will continue to reorganise its governance structures to meet new compliance regulations at board and management levels," he said in reference to the HSE's other demand that it overhaul its board structure.

The group is facing a separate row over hospital consultants working in its public and adjacent private hospital.

Irish Independent

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