NOCA is funded by the Health Service Executive Quality Improvement Division, governed by an independent voluntary board and operationally supported by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Each audit has a dedicated National Clinical Lead and Audit Manager. Audits are overseen by an audit governance committee, who report to the NOCA Governance Board.

A Message From The Chair

Prof Conor O'Keane is Chair of the NOCA Governance Board. He has been a member of the Board since its inception in 2012 and was appointed Chair in September 2016.

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Meet the team

Mary Baggot

Irish National ICU Audit Manager


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Louise Brent

Irish Hip Fracture Database & Major Trauma Audit Manager


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Olga Brych

Data Analyst


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Deirdre Burke

National Audit of Hospital Mortality Manager


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Aisling Connolly

Communications & Events Lead


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Marina Cronin

Head of Quality & Development


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Bríd Moran

Information Manager


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Kenny Franks

Operations Manager


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Dr Fionnola Kelly

Head of Data Analytics & Research


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Joan McCormack

Cardiovascular Programme Audit Manager


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Debbie McDaniel

Irish National Orthopaedic Register Assistant Manager


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Suzanne Rowley

Irish National Orthopaedic Register Manager


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Fionnuala Treanor

Irish National ICU Audit Assistant Manager


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Collette Tully

Executive Director


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Who we work with

NOCA works in close collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders, who educate, plan, manage and deliver healthcare in Ireland. It’s crucial that we understand the needs of these stakeholders, as the data we produce in our audits is for their benefit.

To ensure we meet the needs of our stakeholders we will:

  • Reflect national priorities across the whole healthcare system in our portfolio of audits.
  • Convene interdisciplinary conversations on emerging themes and data analysis.
  • Actively capture feedback to improve our services.
  • Ensure our publications are accessible to all our stakeholders.

We also wish to recognise our current key delivery partners who include:

  • DoH National Patient Safety Office via the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC)
  • HSE Health Intelligence Unit (HIU)
  • HSE Healthcare Pricing Office (HPO)
  • HSE Office of the Chief Information Officer (OoCIO)
  • HSE Quality Improvement Division (QID)
  • Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC)
  • National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC)
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet)
  • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
  • Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN)

Interactive Map

NOCA conducts national clinical audits in acute hospitals across Ireland. The map below highlights the hospitals we work with at present.

Hospitals We Work With

  • Children’s Health Ireland
  • Dublin Midlands Hospital Group
  • Ireland East Hospital Group
  • Private Hospitals
  • RCSI Hospital Group
  • Saolta University Healthcare Group
  • South / South West Hospital Group
  • UL Hospital Group

Children’s Health Ireland

  • The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght
  • Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street
  • Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin

Dublin Midlands Hospital Group

  • The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital
  • Tallaght University Hospital
  • St James’s Hospital
  • Naas General Hospital
  • Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore
  • Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise

Ireland East Hospital Group

  • Wexford General Hospital
  • St Michael’s Hospital
  • St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny
  • St Columcille’s Hospital Loughlinstown
  • Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Regional Hospital Mullingar
  • St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan
  • National Maternity Hospital Dublin
  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital

Private Hospitals

  • Blackrock Clinic

RCSI Hospital Group

  • Rotunda Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
  • Monaghan Hospital
  • Louth County Hospital
  • Connolly Hospital
  • Cavan General Hospital
  • Beaumont Hospital

Saolta University Healthcare Group

  • University Hospital Galway
  • Sligo University Hospital
  • Roscommon University Hospital
  • Portiuncula University Hospital
  • Merlin Park University Hospital
  • Mayo University Hospital
  • Letterkenny University Hospital

South / South West Hospital Group

  • University Hospital Waterford
  • University Hospital Kerry
  • South Tipperary General Hospital
  • South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
  • Mercy University Hospital
  • Mallow General Hospital
  • Kilcreene Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Cork University Maternity Hospital
  • Cork University Hospital
  • Bantry General Hospital

UL Hospital Group

  • St John’s Hospital, Limerick
  • University Maternity Hospital Limerick
  • University Hospital Limerick
  • Nenagh Hospital
  • Ennis Hospital
  • Croom Hospital