Union slams proposed new management appointments costing €379,000 at Galway hospitals

Mary O’connor, Galway Advertiser, May 12, 2011 A trade union which represents nurses, care assistants and support staff at Galway University Hospitals says it is “gobsmacked” by the HSE’s decision to appoint three new management staff with a combined salary of €379,000 to the group. The health authority advertised the positions of chief executive, chief operations officer and chief financial officer in a Sunday newspaper. The move follows the shock resignation of colorectal surgeon Mr Myles Joyce last week and long running criticism of UHG’s poor performance rating in the HSE HealthStat league table. ... Union