The Religious Sisters of Charity’s (RSC) stake in St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) was today transferred to a new company.
It is a further step in the plan to build the new National Maternity Hospital on the campus of St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.
“We will play no part in the future of the new independent charity, St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group…or the new National Maternity Hospital,” said Sr. Patricia Lenihan, Superior General of the Religious Sisters of Charity.
She wished the SVHG well in its continued provision of healthcare services that serve the needs of the people of Ireland.
“Our sisters will continue to work with local communities in Ireland and abroad.
“We will continue to care for the sick and/or poor, people at the end of their lives, the homeless, refugees and victims of human trafficking and continue our work to develop and implement educational programs.”
SVHG today confirmed the completion of the legal transfer of the religious group’s interest in the new company, St. Vincent’s Holdings CLG.
This company will lease the new National Maternity Hospital to the State when it is built on the St Vincent’s Hospital campus.
The legal framework surrounding the hospital has been approved by the HSE, but former Master Dr. Peter Boylan is among those who have serious concerns about his religious ethos and freedom to conduct all procedures.
A memo on the legal framework should go to the cabinet.
James Menton, Chairman of the SVHG said: “Today is a very important day for St Vincent’s Healthcare Group and the Irish healthcare sector.
“The role of the Sisters in developing modern healthcare for Irish people from all walks of life cannot be underestimated and we sincerely thank them for their dedication, dedication and service.
“In addition, we are extremely grateful to them for transferring significant and valuable healthcare assets into the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, which as of December 31, 2020 was funded by $204 million in SVHG shareholder funds.
“We wish them well in their continued charitable work in Ireland and abroad.”
He said that while today marks a new era for SVHG, it does not mean a change in commitment to patients and their families.
“Our 5,000 staff are committed to providing quality medical care to people across Ireland,” he said.
“In 2021, our three hospitals treated over 500,000 patients and performed more than 12.5 million tests in our laboratories.
“We will continue to develop our healthcare facilities and services in the future to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families.”
In a statement, SVHG said St Vincent’s Holdings CLG was a new company formed by the group.
It is a non-profit corporation with non-profit status.
Its directors are Prof. Michael Keane, Sharen McCabe and Dr. David Brophy.
It aims to be a “valuable part of an Irish healthcare system” that achieves the best outcomes for patients and their families, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or personal means.
It also aims to advance healthcare in Ireland for the benefit of the community by promoting medical education, medical research and patient care in all branches of medicine.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/religious-sisters-of-charity-transfer-shares-in-st-vincents-healthcare-group-to-new-company-as-order-will-have-no-role-in-new-maternity-hospital-41597660.html Religious Sisters of Charity are transferring stakes in St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to new company as contract will ‘never matter’ at new maternity hospital