I qualified as an RGN in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin in 1984. Once qualified I moved to London where I worked in Haematology and Oncology in The Royal Free in Hampstead and Kings College Hospital, London.

Having overstayed my planned stay in London I decided I wanted to move to the sea and Brighton called. I worked at St Barnabas Hospice in Worthing with their Community Palliative Care team before moving to the Martlets with the Martlets at Home team.

The Martlets is a centre of excellence in my book and I commend all the people who work in it and the patient stories and carer experiences continue to echo the great care and empathy they receive here.