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The governance of the hospital is devolved to a non- executive Board who are appointed by Mercy Care South.  The primary role of the Board of Directors is to set the organisation’s strategic aims, having regard to the financial and human resources available to Mercy University Hospital to meet its objectives, and to conduct oversight of management performance whilst upholding the values of the hospital. It does so within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enables risk to be assessed, mitigated, and managed.  The Board of Directors is also responsible for overseeing Mercy University Hospital’s corporate governance framework.

The Board comprises of up to twelve non-executive Directors and currently there are ten members.  The term of office for each Director is three years and a Director may be appointed for two further terms of three years.  Directors are nominated and appointed annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and typically remain in office for a six year period.  The term of office of the Board Chairperson is set by Mercy Care South.  

Board membership is based on skills, experience, knowledge and independence supported by the recommendations of the Nominations Committee.  Directors are expected to have the requisite corporate governance competencies such as an appropriate range of skills, experience and expertise in the governance of Corporate entities, a good understanding of, and competence to deal with, current and emerging issues relating to ethos and mission of Mercy University Hospital and an ability to effectively conduct oversight of the performance of management and exercise independent judgement. A number of committees of the Board were established in accordance with the hospital’s Constitution and company law generally, in order to delegate the consideration of certain issues and functions in more detail.  Each committee has responsibility to formulate policy and conduct oversight of its mandate as defined by its terms of reference approved by the Board of Directors.  No decision or recommendation of any committees is deemed valid until approved by the Board of Directors as a whole.  The following committees are in place with defined terms of reference:  Audit & Governance, Clinical Ethics, Clinical Oversight, Finance, Human Resources and Nominations. The Directors of Mercy University Hospital give their time voluntarily to the hospital and do not receive any remuneration for their role. 

Meet the Board
Mr Neil O’Carroll (Chair)
Professor Stephen Cusack
Mr Eoghan Lynch
Professor Ciaran Murphy
Ms Edwina Nyhan
Ms Irene O’Donovan
Mr Joe O’Shea
Ms Ann-Marie O’Sullivan
Mr Jim Woulfe