The Steering Group for the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services is chaired by Professor Philip Nolan, President of Maynooth University.
The aim of the National Review is to achieve optimal patient outcomes at population level with particular emphasis on the safety, quality and sustainability of the services that patients receive by establishing the need for an optimal configuration of a national adult cardiac service.
In terms of scope, the National Review will cover scheduled and unscheduled hospital-based services for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease in adults.
The National Review will conduct its business by:
In addition, an International Reference Panel comprised of international experts will be formed to provide an independent peer review. These measures, taken with the relevant professional and patient input, will ensure that the National Review is comprehensive and of the highest quality standard.
The Steering Group is comprised of 15 members (in addition to the Chair), consisting of patients, relevant health professionals, senior HSE management and senior departmental officials. Collectively, the Group has expertise in clinical provision, service management, service policy, clinical effectiveness and patient safety, public health and patient experience.
|Dr James Crowley||Incoming President, Irish Cardiac Society||Irish Cardiac Society|
|Dr Geraldine McMahon||Consultant, St James' Hospital, Dublin||Irish Association of Emergency Medicine|
|Mr Jim McCarthy||Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Mater Hospital, Dublin||Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland|
|Dr Peter Wright||Director of Public Health, North-West||Royal College of Physicians in Ireland|
|Ms Sharon Donohue||Cardiac Physiologist, St. Vincent's Hospital||Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Science|
|Ms Tanya King||Director of Nursing, Mater Hospital||Irish Association of Directors of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Dr Brendan McAdam||Consultant Cardiologist, Beaumont Hospital||Royal College of Physicians in Ireland|
|Dr Ken McDonald||Clinical Lead NCP for Heart Failure||Health Service Executive|
|Professor Ivan Casserley||Consultant Cardiologist, Mater Hospital||Health Service Executive|
|Dr Pat Nash||Clinical Director, Saolta||Health Service Executive|
|Ms Celeste O'Callaghan||Principal Officer, Policy on Acute Hospitals, DoH||Department of Health|
|Dr Sinéad Donohue||Deputy Chief Medical Officer, DoH||Department of Health|
|Dr Kathleen Mac Lellan||Director, National Patient Safety Office, DoH||Department of Health|
|Ms Lucinda McNerney||Member of Sudden Cardiac Death Council||Irish Heart Foundation|
|Mr Frank McFall||Cardiac Transplant Patient||Irish Heart Foundation|
The Steering Group met on 30th January, 26th March and 30th April 2018. The meeting planned for 1st March was cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions but work was progressed via email.Download
1st March 2018 – Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
The Public Consultation is now closed.