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St Vincent's chief resigns from €136k role with hospital

THE chief executive of St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin is to step down from his €136,282 job.

Nicholas Jermyn will remain as group chief executive of the St Vincent's Healthcare Group which includes the public and private hospitals as well as St Michael's Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.

He wrote an email to staff explaining his decision to resign from the board of the public hospital.

"My decision was taken in the context of the developments in recent months and to ensure that all the staff in the hospital can continue to focus on providing our patients with the care and attention they deserve," he said.

"I am in discussions with the Board about my future role. Although I am no longer responsible for the University Hospital, I remain as Group CEO of the St Vincent's Healthcare Group."

The board has asked Kilian McGrane to be interim CEO of the University hospital, pending the appointment of a permanent CEO from Tuesday April 1.

"As you know, Kilian is currently the chief operating officer and, together with the senior management team and the executive management team, will ensure the hospital continues to provide safe, quality care to our patients," Mr Jermyn said.

PRIVILEGE

"IT HAS BEEN A PRIVILEGE TO BE CEO OF THIS WONDERFUL PUBLIC HOSPITAL FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS AND TO WORK WITH SUCH A COMMITTED AND DEDICATED GROUP OF STAFF, PROVIDING THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE TO OUR PATIENTS.

"I know you will continue to fulfil the mission of our hospital in the days, months and years ahead," he added.

The decision by Mr Jermyn to resign follows an agreement with the HSE in the wake of the top-ups controversy.

St Vincent's disclosed last December that Mr Jermyn was receiving a pay package of more than €292,000 a year.

The hospital said that some €136,282 is from the public sector with €136,951 from the private sector and a car allowance of €19,796.

The hospital said none of the top-up came from charity funds but from the proceeds of its commercial private operations.

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