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Former Rotunda Master appointed Women’s & Infants’ Clinical Director

06 Mar 2017

Former Master of the Rotunda Hospital Dr Peter McKenna has been appointed Clinical Director of the new National Women and Infants’ Health Programme, IMT has learned.

A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Rotunda and the Mater Hospital in Dublin, Dr McKenna was due to take up the position on Wednesday (March 1).

He served as Master of the Rotunda from 1995 to 2001, during which the hospital celebrated its 250th anniversary and began planning a substantial hospital renovation. He has a wide range of interests in general obstetrics and gynaecology and in particular maternal illness such as cardiac disease in pregnancy.

The National Women and Infants’ Health Programme Office was established in January, with the appointment of Kilian McGrane to the post of National Programme Director.

The development of the National Office was one of the main recommendations of the National Maternity Strategy, which was published more than 12 months ago in February 2016.

Another key recommendation of the Strategy was that a detailed implementation plan would be developed within six months of the Strategy being published. However, a year on, the implementation plan has yet to be developed. According to the HSE, it is now expected to be completed by the middle of 2017.

The Executive also said that an expression of interest process was currently under way for a Director of Midwifery within the National Office, and it was expected that an interim appointment would be made shortly.

june.shannon@imt.ie

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