Mary Kenneally is a senior staff nurse in the Kildare/West Wicklow service based in Lakeview Unit Naas. She worked as a staff nurse in a number of settings including rehabilitation and the community prior to her current assignment in acute admissions. Born in Co. Clare, from a family with a proud history of Psychiatric Nursing, she started her nursing career training as a nurse at Our Lady’s Hospital in Ennis. Mary qualified in 1980 and worked in Ennis as a staff nurse until 1984.
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John Murray is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in mental health (C.M.H.N.) based at St. Otteran’s Hospital, Waterford. John qualified as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in 1982, with honours and went on to train as a Registered General Nurse at Waterford Regional Hospital, qualifying in 1985. In 1986 John moved to the UK where he worked as a staff nurse in the acute admission unit at Frien Psychiatric Hospital, London and was part of the team which set up a medium secure unit catering for forensic patients from the North Thames catchment area.
John has been a member of the PNA since returning to Ireland in 1994 and has held Branch Officer Positions in a number of branches including St. John of God, Stillorgan and Newcastle. John currently works as an Assistant Director of Nursing within the Donegal Mental Health Service with responsibility for a sector and management of a multidisciplinary Community Mental Health Team. Prior to this he has worked as a CNM III in the Donegal Service with responsibility for acute admissions.
Gerry qualified as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse at St Davnet’s Hospital, Monaghan in Sept 1985 and completed Post Graduate Training in General Nursing in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda in1989.
Psychiatric Nurses Association Officer Board
The Office Team
The National Chairman and the Officer Board are delighted to join with the General Secretary in announcing that Mr Seamus Murphy’s tireless work and professionalism for the Association has been recognised by his appointment to the new post of Deputy General Secretary.
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