TD raises questions about another voluntary hospital

A member of the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee has today raised concerns about corporate governance at another voluntary hospital.

Fine Gael's Simon Harris says the directors of the fundraising arm of St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin are also directors of the hospital itself.

Earlier this week, the Central Remedial Clinic came under criticism for having a similar overlap between the clinic and its charity fundraising arm.

Deputy Harris is now asking the committee to investigate the issue.

"From a corporate governance point of view, it's very important that there's checks and balances in place on Boards, and if you have a Board that is responsible for fundraising and for research, I don't think it's good corporate practice that you would have that board's membership mirror the exact membership of another board within the organisation," he said.

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