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Professor of Midwifery at NUI Galway to support the West / North West Hospitals Group work in Maternity Services

Professor Declan Devane, Chair of Midwifery at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway has been seconded to the West / North West Hospitals Group (WNWHG) on a half-time basis over five years and took up his post on 20 January 2014.
The Professor of Midwifery post will provide strategic and clinical leadership and direction for midwifery and maternity related nursing services for the hospital group and it is the first post of its kind in the country.
Colette Cowan, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, WNWHG stated, “Professor Devane will support the Group in providing safe, effective, evidenced based and women centered maternity care. Declan will initially be based in Galway University Hospitals and will support strategic maternity initiatives across the Group.
“I welcome Prof Devane’s appointment and wish him well in his objective to ensure that all women accessing our maternity services receive best care from the most appropriate professional in the most appropriate setting. I also want to acknowledge the support of NUI Galway in facilitating the secondment.”