The Saolta Hospitals Group Patient Council was established in 2014 to enable patients and their relatives to become active partners in the Saolta Hospitals Group. The Patient Council is led by a patient chair and vice-chair. The Council meets every two months, and it reports to the Saolta Hospitals Group Board. In 2019, the Saolta Group also recently invited two public and/or patient representatives to join the Steering Committee to input into the development of the Patient Engagement Strategy 2020-2023. The Committee organised a World Café event to seek feedback from a broad spectrum of service users, carers and healthcare partners to better understand their priorities and to incorporate them into the strategic development process.