The statutory instrument giving effect to the composition of the board at St. James's Hospital provides for the appointment of not more than 15 members. The chairman has been appointed and the procedures for the appointment of the remaining members are in place. These appointments will be made in the immediate future.
The statutory instrument governing the appointment of members to the Beaumont Hospital Board provides for the appointment of not more than 15 members to the board. The term of office of the members of the board, with the exception of the chairman, expired on 3 December 1998. I have now appointed ten members to the Beaumont Hospital Board. Their term of office will end on 3 December 1999. The chairman's term of office will expire on 13 January 2000. Decision in relation to the remaining members will be made in the immediate future.