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Dublin-Midlands Hospital Group (DMHG) announced Mr. Knowles will take up his position today.
Michael Knowles has been in hospital management for 30 years and has been the General Manager of Naas hospital for 15 years. He was seconded from Naas Hospital to manage Portlaoise Hospital Maternity Services last February (2014).
“Ensuring improved quality and sustainability of care at Portlaoise is a core priority for the Dublin-Midlands Hospital Group,” said Dr. Frank Dolphin, Chairman, Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.
“The appointment of Michael Knowles is a significant development for the hospital and part of a programme of investment in Portlaoise.
“The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise is a critical element of the Group health infrastructure.”
Dr. Susan O’Reilly, Chief Executive of the Group added “Today’s appointment of Michael Knowles reflects the commitment of the Group to ensuring the further growth and development of Portlaoise Hospital across the spectrum of medical, surgical, maternity and paediatric care.”