Bringing hospice care into your home……

Our hands-on care team of experienced children’s nurses and healthcare assistants deliver Respite, Transitional, Crisis and End-of-life care and support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families in the family home.

Meet our team who are delivering care in the following regions:

Region 1:  Dublin Mid-Leinster will include South County Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath

Region 2:  Dublin North East will include North County Dublin, Meath, Cavan, Louth and Monaghan


  • Team Leader

    Terrie Clarke qualified as a Registered General Nurse before undertaking a Dip. Higher Ed in child health at the Nightingale Institute of Nursing in London. She worked in the Evelina Children’s Hospital in Guys and St.Thomas Hospital.  On returning to Ireland, she completed the paediatric intensive care course and has worked at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin and in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Terrie joined LauraLynn in 2014 and is currently undertaking a Post Graduate Dip. in Palliative Care in NUI Galway.



  • Staff Nurse

    Muireann Aherne  qualified as a Paediatric Nurse in 2001 and has gained many years nursing experience in both England and Australia. Muireann worked in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin as a staff nurse in the area of neo-natal cardiology and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Orthopaedics.  She joined Lauralynn House in 2012 and is currently undertaking her Masters in Palliative Care in Trinity college Dublin



  • Staff Nurse

    Lucy Coy trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and qualified with a BsC honors degree in 2010. Lucy has a wide variety of experience working in paediatric inpatient settings including the emergency department and high dependency care, as well as working with children with complex health needs on a paediatric surgical and gastro ward. Lucy has always had an interest in paediatric palliative care and joined LauraLynn shortly after relocating to Ireland in 2015.



  • Staff Nurse

    Carolyn Kyne qualified in England as a Registered General Nurse. She has practiced in the UK and US in paediatric critical and cardiac critical care as a nurse and nurse manager, and was nurse coordinator of the pediatric critical care simulation programme. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing –Advanced Professional Practice in 2014 from Queens University. Carolyn is undertaking a Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care at NUI Galway and hopes to graduate in 2016.



  • Staff Nurse

    Susan Mc Dermott  qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 2002 and completed her BSc Nursing in 2003. She has experience in acute hospital care in Ireland and Australia, and completed a post graduate diploma in Wound Management and Tissue Viability from the RSCI in 2007. Susan began working with adults and children with complex care needs in the Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf. She completed her higher diploma in children’s nursing through CUH, Temple Street in 2012. Susan joined LauraLynn@HOME in September 2015.



  • Staff Nurse

    Aisling Reilly qualified as a registered nurse in Intellectual disability in 2002. Before completing her nursing degree in 2008 she worked as a children’s nurse at the Children’s University Hospital.  Aisling has experience working in Ireland and Australia in medical, surgical and A&E. Aisling joined LauraLynn in 2012 and completed her European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care in 2013. 

     



  • Healthcare Assistant

    Sarah Clarke began her career in hotel management before deciding her passion was  to work with children and young adults in a caring capacity. Sarah joined LauraLynn in 2005 as a healthcare assistant and since then has gained experience working with children and young adults with complex medical needs. She graduated in 2008 from Dublin Business School with a BA (Honors) in Psychology  and joined the LauraLynn@HOME in 2014.  Sarah has a keen interest in ‘memory making’ for families.



  • Healthcare Assistant

    Fiona Rock  has gained a vast amount of experience in the UK and Ireland. She has completed her FETAC level 5 in Healthcare and an additional module in Palliative Care. Fiona became part of the LauraLynn team in 2009 and has worked throughout the service. Fiona has experience in working with children who have suffered loss and bereavement and has a particular interest in sensory play.



  • Healthcare Assistant

    Angela Penny Howe has many years experience supporting people in the community setting. During this time she developed an interest in working with people with special needs. She completed a FETAC level 5 in Community and Health Services and gained experience as a Special Needs Assistant. Angela joined LauraLynn in 2011 and is continuing to expand her role and studies in this specialist area.


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