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Caroline Byrne

Managing Director - Global Diagnostics Ireland

Caroline joined Global Diagnostics Ireland in October 2013 and was appointed as Managing Director in 2018. In November 2020, Global was acquired by Medica and Caroline joined the Medica senior management team to continue managing operations in Ireland.

Caroline has extensive experience in clinical service delivery, medical facility design, regulatory compliance, accreditation, quality safety and risk and large-scale change management having previously held senior management positions in Ireland’s primary care provider Centric Health.

During her leadership, Global has grown to become the Irish market leader in Teleradiology. The Global team has successfully secured and implemented a range of new managed diagnostics service contracts, complimenting their Teleradiology services.

Caroline also has responsibility for the Diabetic Screening Service contract, delivered under the Global Vision brand, as part of the National Screening Service. The screening service, which covers around half of the Irish population, was supplemented by the launch of Ireland’s first diabetic retinopathy surveillance programme in April 2018.

Caroline has an MSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.