Nursing Midwifery Planning and Development Units

Nursing Midwifery Planning and Development (NMPD) work in tandem with the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director. NMPD is managed through four Area Directors and has the following functions:

  • Strategic development of nursing and midwifery
  • Promotion of standards of care
  • Supporting services so that nurses and midwives provide optimum patient centred care
  • Supporting professional development
  • Enhancing practice for nurses and midwives
  • Fostering workforce development through workforce planning initiatives
  • Building capacity and leadership within nursing and midwifery
Contact Details

NMPD in Dublin North East

Ms Deirdre Mulligan
Interim Area Director NMPD
Mellifont Unit, 
St Brigid's Complex, 
Ardee, 
Co Louth  
A92 DRNO

Tel: +353 (41) 6860732 
email: deirdrep.mulligan@hse.ie

NMPDU Dublin North

NMPDU North East

NMPD in Dublin Mid Leinster

Ms Liz Roche
Area Director NMPD
Mill Lane
Palmerstown
Dublin 20

Tel: +353 1 6201732
email: liz.roche@hse.ie

NMPDU Dublin South

NMPDU Midlands

NMPD in HSE South

Dr Mark White
Interim Area Director NMPD
Office Complex,
Kilcreene Hospital Campus,
Kilkenny R95 DK07


Phone: +353 56 7785620
Email: mark.white@hse.ie

NMPDU Cork/Kerry

NMPDU South East

NMPD in HSE West

Dr Patrick Glackin
Area Director NMPD
Bishop Street
Ballyshannon
Co. Donegal


Tel: +353 71 9822106
email: patrick.glackin@hse.ie

NMPDU North West

NMPDU West/Midwest

The Area Directors work collectively at national level under the direction of the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director with key stakeholders. The functions of NMPD extend beyond the statutory services to include the voluntary sector, practice nursing and the independent sector. There is ongoing regional collaboration and planning at a strategic level with Directors of NMPD, Directors of Centres of Nursing, Midwifery and Children’s Nursing Education, Directors of Nursing and Midwifery, General Managers, Local Health Office Managers, corporate planning and human resources, Integrated Service Area Managers, Human Resources and Regional Directors of Operations.