University Hospital, Cork CLG welcomes new Trustee Company structure
Hospital Cork, CLG (MUH) which has served the people of Cork since 1857,
welcomes the establishment of Mercy Care South.
This new trustee
company structure which will oversee MUH allows for the appointment of lay
people to act as trustees working alongside the Sisters of Mercy.
is in line with the hospital’s policy of good governance and is a logical
continuation of the policy initiated in 2003 when the Sisters put in place a
board of directors, of mainly independent lay people, to run the hospital.
In welcoming the
development Sr. Miriam Kerrisk, Provincial leader of the Southern Province of
the Sisters of Mercy, said that the development “will allow for the continuation of the Mercy ethos and care in serving
the people of Cork and beyond in the years ahead. It is a continuation of the
policy initiated in 2003 to update the governance structures of the hospital
and to reflect best practice.”
There will be no
change in the role of the board and executive of MUH who will continue to have
responsibility for setting and implementing the strategic direction and
policies of the hospital.
the changes Ms. Sandra Daly, CEO of MUH said: “MUH believes the new structure is a
positive development for patients and staff.
It ensures that the values and
ethos of the original custodians of Mercy are maintained. This change in the governance structure will
support the hospital’s commitment to the delivery of values driven quality patient
care. On behalf of all at MUH, I would
like to express our gratitude to the Sisters of Mercy for their ongoing
invaluable support and guidance to the hospital.”
Mercy University Hospital Cork (MUH) is
part of the South/South West Hospital Group and cares for over 130,000 patients
annually at its Cork city centre site at Grenville Place and its Urgent Care
Centre on St. Mary’s Health Campus, Gurranabraher. It employs 1,200 people and
has served the people of Cork and its environs since 1857.