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Group CEO will manage Beaumont ‘until 2017’

Beaumont Hospital’s outgoing CEO Mr Liam Duffy retired from his position on 2 June last. The post of interim CEO has been held by Mr Carter since 13 June.  Mr Carter is also CEO of the RCSI Hospitals Group, which includes Beaumont.

According to the hospital, which is one of the country’s biggest tertiary centres, “the current holder of the post does not receive additional financial compensation for undertaking the role of CEO at Beaumont Hospital

“The current Hospital Group CEO continues on the salary agreed by the Department of Health and the HSE, in line with national pay scales.”

According to the health sector’s consolidated pay scale document, Hospital Group CEOs earn a salary of €142,000 per annum.

The arrangements regarding the interim hospital CEO will continue until 2017, according to Beaumont’s spokesperson. 

MI asked the Department of Health if it had any concerns regarding a situation where a Group CEO is fulfilling the role of interim CEO of one of the Group’s hospitals.

“The agreement that the Group CEO of the RCSI Hospitals Group would fulfil the role of interim CEO of Beaumont Hospital, in addition to his existing role, arose from the immediate need to provide Beaumont Hospital with effective and experienced executive leadership in the interests of assuring the quality and safety of patient care and the effective use of public resources due to the retirement of the previous CEO,” stated a Department spokesperson.

“The maintenance of this arrangement on an interim basis is viewed as desirable in order to ensure stability at senior management level through the winter period.”

Under a statutory instrument, Beaumont would need the Minister for Health’s consent to appoint a new CEO, according to the Department’s response.

“The Department of Health has not received a Request for Sanction of Recruitment of a new CEO. Any new hospital CEO appointment would be subject to the Model Public Sector CEO contract, as approved by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.”

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