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From RTE’s description of the X-ray crisis reforms at Tallaght Hospital –
The main reforms will see the introduction of a board of management of ten and a review of the size and structure of the 22-member hospital board by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. The board of management will include external members ‘representing patient interests, business and financial skills’.
The hospital says that any alterations to the full hospital board may require legislative changes to its statutes. A new post of Director of Quality will also be established.
PwC was commissioned in 2009 to examine existing governance arrangements and senior management structures at the hospital and presented its report last autumn.
So if PwC already did a report on governance arrangements and management structures, why is there a need for a new review of the board’s size and functions?