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Eileen Carruthers

Eileen Carruthers, Director of Nursing, Specialist Palliative Care Louth, Meath, Cavan & Monaghan.

Eileen qualified in General Nursing in London in 1991 and has worked in oncology and palliative care for over twenty years. Eileen became a Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2000, working both in Ireland and England in community and hospital settings. She led the development of a hospital based nurse led palliative care service within North West London Hospitals Trust and in 2013 returned to Ireland to take up the post of Director of Nursing, Specialist Palliative Care Louth, Meath, Cavan & Monaghan.

She holds a degree in Palliative Care Nursing and in 2011, she achieved an MSc from Kings College London in Palliative Care. Eileen has a keen interest in organisational change and leadership. She is a scholar of the Florence Nightingale Foundation having participated in the foundations Senior Leadership Programme in 2019.

Eileen is currently the Interim Honorary Vice President for the Irish Association of Directors of Nursing & Midwifery.




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