A BRITISH health expert is to become the new chairman of the board of Tallaght Hospital in Dublin.
The appointment of someone from outside the country is highly unusual.
Keith Pearson has worked in the healthcare sector in the UK for 30 years and is currently chairman of the NHS Confederation, an umbrella body for various organisations.
Tallaght Hospital has been beset by controversy in recent years. The large board is being cut and management is now being overhauled.