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Covering: Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath.
She qualified as a Registered Children’s Nurse and a General Nurse in 1990, having completed the 4 year integrated course in OLCHC and Connolly Hospital, Dublin. Anne worked as a Staff Nurse in Connolly Hospital after qualification, but soon returned OLCHC and remained there as a Senior Staff Nurse for 4 years on St. Michael’s Ward. Anne then moved to St. Joseph’s School for the Visually Impaired in Dublin (now Child Vision) as the School Nurse for 4 years. She also worked for a time as a Night Nurse for The Irish Cancer Society. During this time, she completed the course in Children and Loss, IHF, Dublin.
On relocation to Dundalk, she continued to work as a Daffodil Night Nurse, until joining The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.
She received a Master’s in Bereavement Studies from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in November 2012.
Anne covers Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath.
She qualified as a General Nurse in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin in 1994 and as a Children’s Nurse in 1997 in OLCHC, Dublin.
Caroline has worked in a variety of Paediatric roles: as a staff nurse in the children’s cardiac ward in Crumlin, as a nurse educator on the same ward between 1997-2004.She spent some time in the Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf working in the school as a nurse with children from 3-18 years and as a liaison nurse in Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin where she supported children undergoing surgery. Caroline is a liaison nurse in the Dublin area.
Covering: Longford, Westmeath, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Shared Galway.
She is a Registered General Nurse trained in the traditional method at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. She is also a Registered Children’s Nurse following a post graduate training at Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street. Dublin. She also completed a Renal Nursing and Dialysis course (ENB 136) in 2000 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and London. In 2015, Cathy completed her Master’s Degree in Palliative and Complex Care for Children, Young People and Families at Coventry University in the U.K.
Prior to joining the Jack and Jill team in 2001, Cathy has had a varied career, having worked as a volunteer in an orphanage in Romania for almost a year in the early nineties to working in London, New York, Dublin and Tullamore.
Cathy lives in Galway and she covers Longford, Westmeath, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo and Galway.
Eilin Ni Mhurchu
Covering: Cork, Kerry.
Eilín Ní Mhurchú
She is a Registered Children’s Nurse, Registered General Nurse (North Infirmary, Cork; OLCHC, Dublin) and also completed a Paediatric Cardio Thoracic Intensive Care Course (ENB 160) in Great Ormond St, London.
In November 2015, Eilín was awarded a Master’s Degree in Palliative and Complex Care for Children, Young People and Families from Coventry University.
Eilín has had a varied career to date, having worked in London, Saudi Arabia, Dublin and Cork. Up until joining the team in the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, most of her work had been in children’s intensive care. She also spent 3 years working in Enable Ireland, Cork in both the school and clinic. Eilin covers Cork and Kerry.
Covering: Wicklow, Dublin, Kildare.
She qualified as a Registered Children’s nurse from The National Children’s Hospital, Harcourt Street in 1983 and a Registered General Nurse from St Patrick Dun’s Hospital in 1984.
Following some years as a staff nurse in St Patrick Dun’s and a night nurse in a nursing home she did a Return to Paediatric Nursing course in OLCHC in 1998. Fiona worked in both the cardiac unit and the medical day unit in OLCHC for 10 years in the role of staff nurse and nurse manager. Fiona covers Wicklow, Kildare and Dublin.
Covering: Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny.
She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin in 1993 and a Registered Children’s Nurse in OLCHC, Dublin in 1997.
In |November 2015, Joanne was awarded a Master’s Degree in Palliative and Complex Care for Children, Young People and Families from Coventry University.
When Joanne qualified in General Nursing she worked in the National Centre for Cystic Fibrosis and Respiratory Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital for 2 years.
She then went to OLCHC for her children’s nurse training and when she first qualified worked in the Paediatric Unit in University Hospital Waterford and returned to OLCHC as staff nurse and CNM 1 in the infant cardiac unit for 6 years. She relocated to Wexford and worked in the paediatric unit in Wexford General Hospital for 18 months until joining the nursing team in the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation covering Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.
Covering: Waterford, Cork, South Tipperary.
She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in The Mercy Hospital, Cork in 1988 and a Registered Children’s Nurse in Guy’s Hospital, London in 1991.
When Marie qualified as a Children’s Nurse she worked in Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge for 2 years in both general paediatrics and paediatric intensive care before returning to OLCHC to work on the surgical cardiac unit.
A year later she returned to The Mercy Hospital where she worked for 4 years in the paediatric leukemic unit. She then subsequently trained to be a Practice Nurse and worked for 8 years in this area as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, obtaining a Diploma in Asthma Care during this period. Marie covers Waterford, Shares Cork and South Tipperary.
Covering: Mayo, Clare, North Tipperary, Shared Galway, Shared Limerick.
After qualifying as a Registered General Nurse she worked in Australia for one year in Orthopaedics. On return to Ireland she undertook the 18 month Post Graduate Certificate in Sick Children’s nursing in University Children’s Hospital, Temple St., followed by 9 years working in its intensive care unit.
She has a Diploma in Child Psychology from RCSI Faculty of Nursing, Dublin and is currently undertaking further studies in Palliative and Complex Care for Children, Young People and Families in Coventry University. Mags covers Mayo, Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.
Mary Joe has worked in the paediatric areas of Renal, Oncology and Diabetes. She has also worked with Children with Complex Needs in both day care and residential settings.
Mary Joe was the first nurse to join the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. She was Nurse Manager for many years, involved in its development, expansion, success and innovation over the years. She currently covers the Kildare area and shares Carlow and Kilkenny.
Sheila has worked as a Paediatric nurse for over 24years in different healthcare environments and as part of many multidisciplinary teams both in Ireland and overseas. She worked in Paediatric intensive care for eight years, following this, she worked in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital (OLCHC) Crumlin for 16years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNSp) in Airway Management. Her initial role was to help in developing the Airway Service in OLCHC to meet the needs of children and their families presenting with complex airway conditions. The service expanded and evolved over the years successfully, Sheila continued to manage and co-ordinate this service prior to joining the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.
Covering: Offaly, Laois, Shared Limerick.
She qualified as a Registered Children’s Nurse in Temple Street University Hospital in 1989 and subsequently completed her General Nurse training in St. Vincent’s Hospital in 1991. She was awarded a Bachelor of Nursing Studies from UCD in 2001.
After completing her training Saundra worked for a short time in Temple Street Hospital and Naas General Hospital. Following 12 months working in Australia in 1992/1993 she returned to Temple Street Children’s Hospital where she worked as a Staff Nurse, Clinical Facilitator and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurology before joining the Jack & Jill team. She covers Laois, Offlay and shares Limerick.
Sinead is a Specialist Children’s Liaison Nurse Manager with the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. She has worked for the charity for over ten years working both with families and as a nurse manager. She covers the Dublin area.
She is a Registered Children’s and General Nurse for nearly twenty years. She has many years of experience working in both the hospital and community settings. She gained her paediatric experience in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Louth. She worked as a Community Public Health Nurse and was involved their vaccination programmes for children while also providing hands on care in the community. She also worked in Australia for over a year.
She has also received a Higher Diploma in Risk Management from UCD in 2003 and in November 2015 was awarded a Master of Science with distinction in Palliative and Complex Care in Children, Young People and Families from Coventry University.