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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:
  • Dr T Frawley, Chairman
  • 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
  • Dr A McGinley OBE, Non-Executive Director
  • Mr B Telford, Non-Executive Director
  • Mr N Guckian OBE, Chief Executive
  • Ms E McCauley, Executive Director of Finance, Contracts & Capital Development
  • Ms D Keenan, Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery & AHP Services
  • Mr T Cassidy, Executive Director of Social Work/Director of Women’s and Children’s Services
  • Dr B Lavery, Medical Director
  • Ms G McKay, Director of Unscheduled Care, Medicine, Cancer and Clinical Services (in attendance)
  • Ms K O’Brien, Director of Adult Mental Health & Disability Services (in attendance)
  • Ms K Hargan, Director of Human Resources & Organisation Development (in attendance)
  • Mrs T Molloy, Director of Planning, Performance & Corporate Services (in attendance)
  • Mr M Gillespie, Interim Director of Surgery, Paediatrics & Women’s Health (in attendance)
  • Ms M O’Neill, Interim Director of Community & Older People’s Services (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 2024 are listed below. 

Trust Board meetings will commence at 11.00am.

  • Thursday, 4 January 2024
  • Thursday, 1 February 2024
  • Thursday, 7 March 2024
  • Thursday, 4 April 2024 – WORKSHOP
  • Thursday, 2 May 2024
  • Thursday, 6 June 2024
  • Thursday, 4 July 2024
  • Thursday, 5 September 2024
  • Thursday, 3 October 2024 – WORKSHOP
  • Thursday, 7 November 2024
  • Thursday, 5 December 2024