Declan McNamara
Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group

Recently appointed, native Limerickman, Declan McNamara, is the new Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery.
Declan joined UL Hospitals Group in 2002, first working as a staff nurse in UHL before moving to Croom Orthopaedic Hospital in 2004. He had trained in London and spent the previous 12 years working in the UK, specialising in Trauma Orthopaedics, in which he completed postgraduate training at Stanmore Orthopaedic NHS Hospital.
Declan has held a number of senior nursing management positions in UL Hospitals Group, most recently as Director of Nursing in the Directorate of Perioperative Medicine. Among the most notable healthcare projects he has led was the opening of the new Emergency Department at University Hospital Limerick in 2017.
The holder of a Diploma in Management from the Institute of Healthcare Management UK and an MSc in Healthcare Management with the RCSI, Mr McNamara is currently undertaking a PhD in Professional Healthcare Practice at the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick. Declan and his family live in Ballina, Killaloe, County Tipperary. Outside of work, his main passions are physical fitness and sport. He is a keen runner and footballer, and currently coaches the Lough Derg junior football team.