The Western Trust have announced that Mr Alan McKinney, Divisional Clinical Director (Emergency Care and Medicine) has been appointed temporary Medical Director for the duration of Dr Anne Kilgallen’s one year fellowship opportunity to the USA in July 2013.
Mr McKinney has worked in the Health Service since 1980 and was appointed as consultant in Emergency Medicine in 1991 before being appointed as Divisional Clinical Director for Emergency Care and Medicine with the Western Trust in 2007.
Speaking about his temporary appointment Mr McKinney said: “I would like to thank Dr Kilgallen and the Western Trust Board for giving me the opportunity to take up the role of Medical Director and look forward to the challenges this year will bring.”
As Medical Director, Mr McKinney will be the Responsible Officer for all medical staff employed by the Trust. He will also be responsible for Clinical Governance, Infection Prevention and Control, Research and Development and Medical and Dental Training and Education.
Mr McKinney will be based at Trust Headquarters on the Altnagelvin Hospital Site.