Saturday, 20 September 2014

Castlerea native to chair Roscommon and Galway University Hospital Group

Mike McCartney

Noel Daly is the new chairman of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospital group.  He says he is looking forward to his new role, and the challenges it brings with it. 

   In a statement he said he is deeply honoured that the Minster for Health, Dr James Reilly, has asked him to be the first chair of the Hospital Group. 

  He added the establishment of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospital Group is a demonstration of Minister Reilly’s and the Government’s commitments to put in place a better health service for patients.

   Mr. Daly says he is looking forward to working with all of the staff across the group in Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe, Roscommon General Hospital and Galway University Hospitals (University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital). 

  “We have been tasked with delivering improved performance and accountability for the efficient and safe delivery of acute hospital services. 

  “Significant challenges have been faced and improvements have already been made since the establishment of the group and we will continue to work tirelessly for the best outcomes for our patients,” he said.  Noel Daly attended the National University of Ireland, Galway - then known as UCG, where he attained a BA in English, Economics, and Geography. Between 1977 and 1979 he attended the University of Ulster where he was awarded an M.A cont. ed. (continued education).

  In the early nineties he was a director in the first data health systems, before becoming the vice president of the first consulting group.

  He then founded the Health Partnership with Deirdre Foley Woods in 2004 following the buy out of the local arm of a leading US consulting firm.

  The company provides services that cover the spectrum healthcare service review and improvement. The company has extensive international experience in nursing management, running healthcare organisations, healthcare planning, project management, clinical information systems and management consultancy.

  In his sporting career Noel was a member the successful Roscommon under twenty-one team, that went on to defeated Kildare in the All-Ireland final in 1966. He was also a prominent member of the Castlerea St. Kevins.  


Issue dated: 15 June 2012
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