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As the last edition of MI reported, RCSI Hospitals Group CEO Mr Ian Carter will remain as interim CEO of Beaumont into next year. The HSE has said that, “for now at least”, it is satisfied Mr Carter can “successfully fulfil both roles”.
Beaumont’s previous CEO Mr Liam Duffy retired from his position on 2 June. The post of interim CEO has been held by Mr Carter since 13 June.
According to Beaumont, 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.
Commenting on the situation, a spokesperson for the HSE said the “success” of the RCSI Hospitals Group is “dependent on the efficient functioning of Beaumont and it is anticipated that Mr Carter will contribute significantly to this”.
“Appropriate protocols are in place with the National Director of Acute Hospitals to take account of this unique arrangement. The HSE is satisfied that, for now at least, Mr Carter can successfully fulfil both roles and that in the circumstances, this is the best possible set of arrangements.”
The appointment was formally made by the board of Beaumont with “the co-operative support and encouragement of the HSE and the agreement of the RCSI Hospitals Group”.