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Highly qualified & experienced nurses

Our three cardiac nurse practitioners are part of a new generation of the nursing profession who are earmarked for academic and clinical advancement early in their careers. Each have gained a Masters qualification and have had senior roles in hospital based cardiology. They have all had a major focus on research during their clinical practice.

Amy Spillane

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Amy Spillane ,Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Eagle Lodge
Amy qualified in Nursing from the University of West London in 2008. During her training in cardiology, she was encouraged to continue her studies and gained a Masters in Cardiology from Buckinghamshire University. She qualified initially as a Cardiac Nurse Specialist and subsequently as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Sister Spillane became ward manager in Cardiology at Northwick Park Hospital, the tertiary referral centre of the North West London NHS Trust. She was also tasked with opening a new chest pain unit which initially was four bedded and then under her subsequent guidance became a ten bed unit. This work formed the basis of a Research Thesis which has set down the ground rules for creation of chest pain units for others in the NHS to follow. She has several years experience in advanced cardiology nursing. It was our good fortune that she chose to return to Ireland and she joined us in Eagle Lodge in February 2016.

Aoife Morris

Cardiac Nurse Specialist

Aoife Morris, Cardiac Nurse Specialist - Eagle Lodge
Aoife qualified as a general nurse from the NUI Galway in 2006. She commenced her training in cardiology in Galway and rose through the ranks becoming Clinical Nurse Manager in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory of the Galway Clinic. She holds a post graduate diploma in critical care cardiovascular nursing and in 2013 completed a Masters in Preventive Cardiology. She has also published research on the knowledge and treatment of hypertension among community nurses. She joined the Eagle Lodge team in 2016 and is Clinical Manager for the Aut Even Component of the practice.

Moyra Hartley

Cardiac Nurse Specialist

Moyra Hartley
After leaving school Moyra completed a BSc at NUI Galway and pursued a career in the Pharmaceutical industry for a number of years. She changed to nursing and trained initially in the nursing school at Manchester Royal Infirmary. She completed her Masters at the University of Essex (2010-2012). Her cardiology career continued at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She returned to Ireland to work in the coronary care unit at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin (2013-2016). During this time, she also completed a postgraduate diploma in critical care cardiovascular nursing. She was promoted to a senior cardiac staff nurse position as shift manager. She took up a full time research position in Cork University Hospital joining Eagle Lodge in July 2017.

Helena Ryan

Cardiac Nurse Specialist

Helena qualified in Nursing from the University College Dublin in 2010. During her training in cardiology. She gained a higher diploma in Cardiovascular Nursing from University College Dublin. Following her graduation, Helena worked in both acute coronary care unit and cardiac catheterisation lab in the Mater Hospital Dublin for six years. Helena then worked in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi as shift manager for cardiology and cardiothoracic for two years. She joined the Eagle Lodge team in February 2019. She is currently the acting clinical lead in Eagle Lodge.

Sharon Jordan

Cardiac Nurse Specialist

Having gained her bachelor of Nursing Science from St Angela’s College, Sligo in 2014, Sharon worked in acute medicine in Sligo for two years. Sharon then took up a staff nurse role in Blackrock Clinic on the Stokes Unit working in Cardiothoracic and Cardiology. There she gained a wide variety of experience in both cardiology and the acute cardiac surgery. She did further post graduate studies in the National University of Galway in 2017. She joined our team in Eagle Lodge in August 2019.

Eagle Lodge Cardiology Clinic | Directors: Dr. John Clarke

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