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Dr Gerry Devlin Re-Appointed Clinical Unit Leader for CCTV

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Date: 2 April 2014

Dr Gerry Devlin Re-Appointed Clinical Unit Leader for CCTV

Waikato DHB has announced the re-appointment of Dr Gerry Devlin as clinical unit leader of the Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular cluster at Waikato Hospital.

The multidisciplinary cluster provides both secondary and tertiary outpatient and inpatient services for the Midland region.

As clinical unit leader, Dr Devlin will oversee the development of the cluster services. He has previously been in the role for two and a half years and was reappointed last month (February 2014).

Dr Devlin says he is most looking forward to ensuring the cluster at Waikato Hospital delivers quality services in an equitable fashion to the Midland region.

“Part of my responsibility as is to make sure we are meeting the Health Targets set by the Ministry of Health across our services: for both acute and elective performance.

“However, safeguarding service quality is also a key responsibility. Not only do we want to hit the Health Targets, we want to deliver quality services as well. To do this, we have quality improvement programmes across the three services to ensure that quality is not sacrificed for productivity,” he said.

Also clinical leader of the Midland Cardiac Network and chair of the National Cardiac Network, Dr Devlin brings to his clinical unit leader role an understanding the cluster at a national level.

“A New Zealander dies every 90 minutes from cardiovascular disease. Looking at my role as part of a bigger picture, I consider it a priority to reduce that number. That reduction is ultimately what I would like to help achieve during my three year term as Clinical Unit Leader of the cluster.”

Dr Devlin has a Bachelor in Medicine from Trinity College in Dublin and moved to New Zealand in 1988.

He successfully completed his Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, (FRACP) postgraduate specialist training programme in 1995, and is also a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

In 2013 he graduated at Auckland University with a Doctor of Medicine in Medicine.

Dr Devlin also has over 60 publications in peer reviewed journals. His research interests include acute coronary syndromes, service delivery, interventional cardiology, structural heart disease and heart failure.

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