Chief Executive at the Children’s Hospital Group
Eilísh Hardiman is Group Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital Group since 2013. This Hospital Group is one of seven across the acute hospital system in Ireland and consists of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght Hospital, in partnership with several academic institutions in Ireland providing paediatric healthcare education and research.
The remits of the Children’s Hospital Group Board is to oversee the integration the three existing children’s hospitals into a new single legal entity well before transitioning to the new Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centres at Connolly (2019) and Tallaght (2020) Hospitals and the new children’s hospital at St. James’s Hospital (2022), developing an effective corporate and clinical governance structures for the Hospital Group, developing a services integration/reconfiguration plan for paediatric services in the Greater Dublin Area and to act as client for the new children’s hospital capital project, the largest capital investment in healthcare. The new children’s hospital will be central to an integrated clinical network for paediatric services, some on an all-island basis and is also planned as the first Digital Hospital in Ireland.
Eilísh has over 28 years acute academic teaching hospital experience, 18 of which at senior corporate management level in several roles, including Chief
Executive of Tallaght Hospital, both Deputy CEO and Director of Nursing of St
James’s Hospital, as well as, CEO to the previous National Paediatric Hospital Development Board.