Updated: 13/04/17 : 04:22:43Printable Version
senior manager of public health services in Sligo has died.
Sheila Smith was ex General Manager of Sligo University Hospital, (then Sligo General Hospital)
She earlier held posts in personnel management with the North Western Health Board.
Smith also served with the HSE after its set-up in the early part of this century.
key innovation and success during Ms Smith's time as General Manager
was the introduction of the Acute Assessment Unit, formally opened in
Earlier, Smith as General Manager guided the re-introduction in 2008 of the
pre-assessment for older patients facing orthopaedic procedures.
She also saw volunteers introduced into the services at Sligo University Hospital seven years ago.
Her roles in personnel management saw Smith in the frontline locally in several nursing disputes.
controversially, mammography services were removed from the Sligo
hospital nearly a decade ago while Ms Smith was General Manager.
This happened despite public protests which drew thousands onto the street across the region and outside the Dáil.
later said in a newsletter sent to all staff that the ''transition'' of
breast cancer to Galway had caused ''concern hospital-wide.'' See below