Western Health Board review of activities: ten year period: 1st April 1971 to the 31 March 1981

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/239831
Title:
Western Health Board review of activities: ten year period: 1st April 1971 to the 31 March 1981
Publisher:
Western Health Board (WHB)
Issue Date:
1981
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/239831
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Health Boards have been in existence for ten years and the object of this review is to sketch briefly the activities of the Board since its establishment on 1st April, 1971. Up to 31st March, 1971 the administration of the health services in this region was diffused aver five Authorities i.e. Galway County Council, Mayo County Council, Roscommon County Council, Galway - Roscommon Mental Health Board and the Western Health Institutions Board. The Health Act 1970 provided, interalia, for the dissolution of the Galway Roscommon Mental Health Board and the Western Health Institutions Board, and the transfer of all health functions from the County Councils and their vesting, in the newly established Western Health Board. The transfer of the local welfare functions from the three local authorities was done on an agreed basis and these were administered on an agency basis from 1st April, 1971 to 30th June, 1977, when the Supplementary Welfare Act 1975 1egally • transferred all such powers, duties and functions to the eight Health Boards, with effect from 1st July, 1977. The Board which embraces the counties of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon is one of eight established in pursuance of the Health Act 1970. lt has a membership of twenty nine and an entirely new concept was introduced, in that this membership is divided approximately equally between Public Representatives drawn from the three County Councils on the one hand, and representatives of the medical nursing and ancillary professions on the other, elected also every five years. There are three nominees of the Minister for Health. The Board elects its own Chairman and Vice Chairman. To date the Board has been very fortunate in the calibre of its Membership and the Members have always approached the task on hand with great enthusiasm and dedication. Sectional and local interests have always been subordinated to the common good of the entire area and the policy of the Board, which was established at the outset, to the effect that it would never divide on a party political basis, local allegiance basis, or between public representatives and professional representatives, has always been upheld. The eleven professional representative have to date, included in their membership not less than nine members from the Board's own staff, which from an industrial democracy point of view, can be fairly said to have been one of the pioneers in Ireland in this field. This cross section of membership of the Board has provided a unique blend of membership between the elected public representatives, the elected representatives of the caring professions and the Ministerial nominees. E. Hannan, Chief Executive Officer
Keywords:
WESTERN HEALTH BOARD; REVIEW

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-23T22:35:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-23T22:35:40Z-
dc.date.issued1981-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/239831-
dc.descriptionThe Health Boards have been in existence for ten years and the object of this review is to sketch briefly the activities of the Board since its establishment on 1st April, 1971. Up to 31st March, 1971 the administration of the health services in this region was diffused aver five Authorities i.e. Galway County Council, Mayo County Council, Roscommon County Council, Galway - Roscommon Mental Health Board and the Western Health Institutions Board. The Health Act 1970 provided, interalia, for the dissolution of the Galway Roscommon Mental Health Board and the Western Health Institutions Board, and the transfer of all health functions from the County Councils and their vesting, in the newly established Western Health Board. The transfer of the local welfare functions from the three local authorities was done on an agreed basis and these were administered on an agency basis from 1st April, 1971 to 30th June, 1977, when the Supplementary Welfare Act 1975 1egally • transferred all such powers, duties and functions to the eight Health Boards, with effect from 1st July, 1977. The Board which embraces the counties of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon is one of eight established in pursuance of the Health Act 1970. lt has a membership of twenty nine and an entirely new concept was introduced, in that this membership is divided approximately equally between Public Representatives drawn from the three County Councils on the one hand, and representatives of the medical nursing and ancillary professions on the other, elected also every five years. There are three nominees of the Minister for Health. The Board elects its own Chairman and Vice Chairman. To date the Board has been very fortunate in the calibre of its Membership and the Members have always approached the task on hand with great enthusiasm and dedication. Sectional and local interests have always been subordinated to the common good of the entire area and the policy of the Board, which was established at the outset, to the effect that it would never divide on a party political basis, local allegiance basis, or between public representatives and professional representatives, has always been upheld. The eleven professional representative have to date, included in their membership not less than nine members from the Board's own staff, which from an industrial democracy point of view, can be fairly said to have been one of the pioneers in Ireland in this field. This cross section of membership of the Board has provided a unique blend of membership between the elected public representatives, the elected representatives of the caring professions and the Ministerial nominees. E. Hannan, Chief Executive Officeren_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWestern Health Board (WHB)en_GB
dc.subjectWESTERN HEALTH BOARDen_GB
dc.subjectREVIEWen_GB
dc.titleWestern Health Board review of activities: ten year period: 1st April 1971 to the 31 March 1981en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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