Top consultant at University Hospital Limerick appointed group clinical director

Fintan Walsh, Health Correspondent

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Top consultant at University Hospital Limerick appointed group clinical director

Dr Catherine Peters

A TOP consultant physician and geriatrician at University Hospital Limerick has been appointed to UL Hospitals Group clinical director for the medicine directorate.

Dr Catherine Peters, who has worked with the Dooradoyle hospital since 2012, succeeds her colleague Prof Declan Lyons in the new role.

The former student at UCC Medical School and Kings College Hospital London said that she was “delighted” to take up the role. 

“Over the last few years there have been major developments  and continuous improvements within the Medicine Directorate at University Hospital Limerick, including direct access to specialist stroke services and cardiac care. Delivery of excellent quality care to our patients has always been our goal,” she said this week. 

Dr Peters’ specialises in the area of stroke, and has been involved in the development of specialist services at UHL, improving “outcomes for patients suffering a stroke in the Mid-West region”, a spokesperson said.

The Medicine Directorate is structured around a wide spectrum of 14 medical disciplines within the UL Hospitals Group, a spokesperson stated this week. 

Welcoming Dr Peters to the new position, UL Hospitals CEO, Prof Colette Cowan said that the medical expert “has proven herself to be a tireless patient advocate since joining the Group and our services have improved as a result”.

“Trust in our senior clinicians is high and the leadership they have provided as clinical directors has brought enormous benefit to patients in the last number of years. Such leadership is of tremendous importance in ensuring better clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient outcomes.”

“I would also like to acknowledge the immense contribution made in this regard as Prof Declan Lyons as Clinical Director in Medicine over the last two years.”