Do nuns run St Vin­cent’s?

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

St VIN­CENT’S Univer­sity Hospi­tal is owned and an­swer­able to the Sis­ters of Char­ity.

Its af­fairs are man­aged by a board of di­rec­tors, which an­swers to the share­hold­ers, who are the or­der of nuns.

The hospi­tal’s web­site ex­plic­itly states the board ‘de­vel­ops the hospi­tal and its ser­vices in ac­cor­dance with the prin­ci­ples and ethics of the Con­gre­ga­tion of the Re­li­gious Sis­ters of Char­ity’.

Two of the 12 board mem­bers, Sr Mary Ben­ton and Sr Agnes Reynolds, are Sis­ters of Char­ity nuns. Ac­cord­ing to the hospi­tal’s de­scrip­tion of its Gov­er­nance and Man­age­ment Struc­ture, the main ob­jec­tives for the board are to pro­vide med­i­cal ser­vices for pa­tients through the ‘con­tin­u­ance and fur­ther­ance of the ethos, aims and pur­poses of the Con­gre­ga­tion of the Re­li­gious Sis­ter of Char­ity’, and to ‘con­duct and main­tain the fa­cil­ity in ac­cor­dance with the Health Care Phi­los­o­phy and Eth­i­cal Code of the Re­li­gious Sis­ters of Char­ity’.

An ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil reg­u­lates day-to-day func­tion­ing within the terms laid down by the board, to which it is di­rectly re­spon­si­ble.

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