Updates on Quality Standards at Smarmore Castle

  • New Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Gerard Lynch, appointed.
  • New Clinic Manager, Mary Curtis, appointed.
  • Smarmore Castle receives the Intertek ISO 9001 accreditation for quality management.

Quality Standards at Smarmore Castle

Smarmore Castle Appoints New Consultant Psychiatrist

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Gerard Lynch, MD, FRCPsych, as Consultant Psychiatrist. Dr. Lynch is the Chairman of the Northern Ireland division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  He joins a well established medical team led by Medical Director Dr. Hugh Gallagher.

Dr Lynch has been a consultant psychiatrist since 1994 and has worked in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.  He has worked in many areas of general adult psychiatry and has been involved in numerous service developments during his time as a consultant. This includes setting up of crisis resolution and recruitment teams, the reorganisation of community mental health and inpatients teams and the development of mental health liaison services.

Clinic Manager

The appointment of Dr. Lynch follows on from the appointment of a new Clinic Manager in August.  Mary Curtis joined Smarmore Castle as a Clinic Manager in August 2017. 

Mary was born in Dublin and settled later in the US where she trained extensively in behavioural health. She is qualified as a Meyers-Briggs practitioner, an IC&RC Certified addiction counsellor, and she studied DBT at the Marsha Linehan Behavioral Health Institute. Mary has worked in leading roles within the field of addictions since 2008 as a substance abuse and eating disorder counsellor and consultant.

Intertek ISO 9001 Accreditation

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic has recently received the Intertek ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for quality management.  This is the world’s most established quality framework and recognises the quality assurance standards in place at Smarmore Clinic. 

The Intertek ISO 9001:2008 certificate officially confirms that Smarmore Castle Private Clinic’s medical, nursing and administrative procedures, our management, training and supervision of staff are in line with best practice.

Smarmore Castle is the only ISO 9001 accredited rehab clinic in Ireland.  Smarmore Castle is part of the Castle Craig Group and uses the same clinical governance policies and procedures in place at Castle Craig and receives regular governance assistance and input from Castle Craig Hospital. Smarmore Castle Private Clinic has a robust risk management strategy and we ensure that all clinical staff are fully trained in clinical risk management.

Read more about about our commitment to clinical governance and quality assurance at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic.

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