Patient safety underscores every activity at Blackrock Clinic. Since January 2009, patient safety has been under the guidance of Clinical Governance Director Professor Gregor Shanik. Professor Shanik’s appointment is believed to be the first Clinical Governance Director with the sole remit of Clinical Governance in a hospital in Ireland. He reports directly to the Board of Blackrock Clinic.
The role of Clinical Governance Director is executed in close association with Edel Costigan (Head of Quality and Patient Safety) and Joanne Flanagan (Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control), and dovetails with the existing Clinical Governance Committee.