Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced the extension of the term of appointment of Londonderry resident, Brendan McKeever, to the Regional Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) for a further 12 months from to April 2017.
The extension carries a time commitment of five days per month and attracts an annual remuneration of £9,004.
Mr McKeever lives in Londonderry and is currently involved, on a part-time sessional basis with Queen’s University and the University of Ulster on user and disability related issues.
Previously he was a council member for eight years with the Social Care Council (NISCC) - the regulatory body for social work and social care. He was also a founder member and full time facilitator with the Family Information Group, a voluntary organisation which raised issues impacting on families of disabled children, between 1997 and 2008. Mr McKeever has also written extensively on disability and user issues.