St Vincent’s chief executive earning €292,669 per year

Hospital group informs HSE Nicholas Jermyn in receipt of €136,951 ‘privately-funded payment’

The chief executive of St Vincent’s Hospital Group Nicholas Jermyn is receiving total remuneration of close to €300,000. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The chief executive of St Vincent’s Hospital Group Nicholas Jermyn is receiving total remuneration of close to €300,000. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Mon, Dec 23, 2013, 21:39

The chief executive of St Vincent’s Hospital Group Nicholas Jermyn is receiving total remuneration of close to €300,000.

In a letter to the HSE director general Tony O’Brien today the hospital group said Mr Jermyn was receiving a public salary of €136,282 in addition to a privately –funded payment of €136,951 as well as a privately-sourced car allowance of €19,796.

St Vincent’s Hospital Group said that his total remuneration package was €292,669.

In its letter, the hospital group also said that its director of finance/company secretary was receiving total remuneration of €140,876.

This was made up of a public salary of €108,332 and a privately-sourced payment of €32,544.

It said the director of nursing was receiving total remuneration of €96,405, which was composed of a public salary of €81,552 and a privately –sourced payment of €14,853.

The letter said St Vincent’s Hospital group was in a position to fund these levels of remuneration as it had a source of private income from the operation of the nearby St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

This institution forms part of the overall group along with the public St Vincent’s University Hospital and St Michael’s Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.

The group said that the three posts concerned “contributed inter alia to the success of St Vincent’s Private Hospital, St Vincent’s University Hospital and the wider group”.

The letter said that the remuneration was fully tax compliant and that the non-exchequer income was not pensionable. It said that no charitable donations were involved in making up the additional remuneration.

The HSE said last night that its director general had sought a meeting with the chairman of St Vincent’s Hospital Group on January 6 “with a view to discussing how the hospital can move towards compliance (with public pay policy)”.

“The HSE remains committed to ensuring that all section 38 agencies are compliant with public pay policy. St Vincent’s Hospital remains one of 22 Section 38 agencies that is not deemed compliant with public pay policy at this time.”

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