A paediatrician is a medical doctor specialising in children’s development and illnesses. The paediatrician at LauraLynn works with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to assess and manage any medical issues which may arise during your child’s stay. Your child will remain under the care of their hospital team at all stages. When necessary, our paediatrician will liaise with your child’s medical team within the acute hospital to ensure a seamless service is in place.
Dr Joanne Balfe
Medical Director - Consultant Paediatrician, Children's Palliative Care Services
Dr Joanne Balfe is a Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in neurodisability and paediatric palliative care. She has completed the Cardiff Diploma in Paediatric Palliative Medicine and a MSc in Healthcare Law and Ethics. Dr Balfe works closely with the care team in LauraLynn to provide palliative care to the children using our service
Medical cover/support is provided to compliment, not replace, your current services. G.P. services are provided on an as-needs basis while your child is in our care.
Dr Eoin Spillane
Dr Eoin Spillane is a partner at The Carlton Clinic in Bray in 2008 and continues to enjoy working in this busy training practice. Eoin with his colleague Dr Mairéad Cassidy have a special interest in palliative care and have been providing GP services for several years to children at LauraLynn.
He is currently undertaking a Diploma in Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University focusing on paediatric palliative care.
Dr Mairéad Cassidy
Dr Mairead Cassidy graduated from University College Galway in 1999 .She completed her GP training at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin in 2006. She is a partner at the Carlton Clinic, Bray and provides GP services at LauraLynn with her collegue Dr Eoin Spillane.
She is currently completing a two year Diploma in Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University. She is also a medical student trainer at the Royal College of Surgeons.