Ms. Gráinne Bauer was appointed as the new Chief Director of Nursing at the National Childrens hospital Group in 2018.
Grainne is a Registered Children’s and General Nurse following successful completion of the integrated Temple Street and St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park children’s and general nursing programme. Following qualification, Grainne was a staff nurse in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in Temple Street and later became Ward Manager there following a two and a half year period working in Boston, USA. Gráinne also worked in Harcourt Street Children’s Hospital as a Unit Nursing Officer during the closure of the hospital and move to Tallaght Hospital.
Grainne then returned to Temple Street where she worked as a Night Sister and later as Assistant Director of Nursing with responsibility for the Emergency Department (ED) as well as the introduction of the new one year post registration student programme. From 2010 to January 2015, Grainne has been the Divisional Nurse Manager of the Critical Care Division at Temple Street before taking up the post as Director of Nursing in February 2015.
Gráinne holds a Diploma in Nursing Management (RCSI); Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management (NCI); and a MSc in Leadership and Management Development (Hons) (RCSI). She has a strong interest in service user engagement and involving parents in the planning and decision making around the provision of care. She has a keen interest in information technology as a tool to assist nursing staff