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Trust Board

The Western Health and Social Care Trust Board has the following responsibilities:
  • sets the strategic direction of the organisation
  • reviews performance and quality outcomes
  • determines effective stewardship of the organisation’s resources
  • ensures that the highest standards of governance and personal conduct are maintained
The membership of the Trust Board is:
  • Mr S Pollock, Chair
  • Ms R Laird, Non-Executive Director
  • Mr S Hegarty, Non-Executive Director
  • Mr J McPeake, Non-Executive Director
  • Rev J McGaffin, Non-Executive Director
  • Professor H McKenna, Non-Executive Director
  • Mr N Guckian, Chief Executive
  • Ms E McCauley, Director of Finance & Contracting
  • Ms D Keenan, Interim Executive Director of Nursing / Director of Primary Care & Older People
  • Mr T Cassidy, Interim Executive Director of Social Work/Director of Women’s and Children’s Services
  • Dr B Lavery, Medical Director
  • Ms G McKay, Director of Acute Hospital Services (in attendance)
  • Ms K O’Brien, Director of Adult Mental Health & Disability Services (in attendance)
  • Ms K Hargan, Director of Human Resources (in attendance)
  • Mrs T Molloy, Director of Performance and Service Improvement (in attendance)
  • Mr O Kelly, Head of Communications (in attendance)

To obtain a copy of the Register of Interests of our Trust Board members, please contact the Chief Executive’s offices (contact details below).

Papers of the Board’s Committees can be available from the Chief Executive’s Office. Please email:


Trust Board meeting for 2022 are listed below. 

Trust Board meetings will commence at 11.00am. All meetings will be held in Trust Headquarters/zoom until further notice.

  • Thursday, 6 January 2022
  • Thursday, 3 February 2022
  • Thursday, 3 March 2022
  • Thursday, 7 April 2022 – WORKSHOP
  • Thursday, 5 May 2022
  • Thursday, 9 June 2022
  • Thursday, 7 July 2022
  • Thursday, 1 September 2022
  • Thursday, 6 October 2022
  • Thursday, 3 November 2022
  • Thursday, 1 December 2022  – WORKSHOP