She'll take the reigns of her new role in March.
The HSE has appointed six new Regional Executive Officers, who will have responsibility for overseeing the delivery of care in the Health Regions.
They will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality, safe, and accessible services for the population of their region.
Kate Killeen White, who recently served as Head of Service for Social Care in South East Community Healthcare, has been appointed to the role for the Dublin Midlands region.
She also served as Chief Executive Officer of St. Catherine’s Association disability service.
Ms. Killeen White has more than 16 years senior operational experience across health, regulatory and legal environments, and will take the reigns of her new role from March 1st.
The other appointments are as follows:
· Sara Long as REO, HSE Dublin and North East
· Martina Queally as REO, HSE Dublin and South East
· Tony Canavan as REO, HSE West and North West
· Dr Andy Phillips as REO, HSE South West
· Sandra Broderick is in post as REO, HSE Mid West
HSE CEO Bernard Gloster says
"The move to the new regions, and a reformed and repurposed HSE Centre, represents a considerable change to our organisational structures. I am confident we have assembled a strong team of the six most senior officials in the HSE, reporting directly to me. Individually and collectively, they bring a broad range of skills and experience, placing them as the healthcare experts who will lead the next phase of health service delivery in Ireland. I look forward to working with them. Shortly we will announce the details of the new re-organised HSE Centre, designed to support these regional leaders and ensure excellence in our public services.
I want to emphasise that structural change is not the main goal of this reform. The idea behind reorganising our structures is to ensure that people experience just one health service, providing whatever care they need at the right time and in the right place. When we talk about ‘integrated care’, this is what we mean.
I’d like to thank HSE staff around the country for their support and hard work as we transition this year. I look forward to working with each of the new REOs, and the teams they will form over the coming months, to provide a better health service for everyone living in Ireland."