Friday 24 November 2017

Top-ups technically 'in compliance with public pay policy' - chairman of St Vincent's Group

St Vincent's Hospital
St Vincent's Hospital
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

The top-ups that St Vincent’s Healthcare Group granted to seven senior staff are technically in compliance with public pay policy, Chairman of the St Vincent’s Health Group Noel Whelan has said.

The meeting between the healthcare group and the Health Service Executive to discuss top-up pay ended this afternoon after 90 minutes, RTÉ reports.

Chairman of the St Vincent’s Group Noel Whelan described the meeting as ‘very productive’.

He said the group were technically in compliance with public pay policy.

St Vincent’s Group will have a board meeting tomorrow where the possibility of reducing the salary paid to the Chief Executive will be discusses.

It will also be discussed as to whether the CEO salary should be funded entirely from private income.

St Vincents revealed before Christmas that its chief executive Nicholas Jermyn is paid over €292,000 a year.

This was made up of €136,282 from the public sector and €136,591 from the private sector, with a privately-funded car allowance of nearly €20,000.

The group's Director of Finance, Cormac Maloney, earns €140,876, which includes a private top-up of €32,544.

Director of Nursing Professor Mary Duff earns €96,405, including a top-up of €14,853.

Hospital officials are due to appear before the Public Accounts Committee later this month to discuss the payments.

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