Our Nursing Team is dedicated to providing the highest standards of care for every child/young adult and their family within LauraLynn and the child’s family home. We work closely with other disciplines including the paediatrician, GP’s and clinical therapists to ensure effective, safe and individualised care for children in our care.

Our Nursing Team:

  • Treats every child as an individual and tailors an Individualised Plan of Care for each child’s/young adult’s needs
  • Works with medical staff and clinical therapists to deliver high quality care
  • Liaises with external agencies and community health care providers as appropriate
  • Participates in Continual Professional Development in Children’s Palliative Care and Disabilities to ensure that national standards of care are continually achieved
  • LauraLynn@HOME offers care within the family home. Meet our team here.


Meet some of our Nursing Care Team

  • Anne-Marie Carroll

    Anne-Marie Carroll

    Director of Nursing

    Anne-Marie trained initially as an Intellectual Disability Nurse in the U.K. She also has a Degree in Health Care Management from the Royal College of Surgeons and a Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Quality & Risk from UCD . Anne-Marie has extensive experience in the area of Nursing Management and joined LauraLynn (formerly Children’s Sunshine Home) in 2006 as Director of Nursing.  Anne-Marie has a special interest in the area of development of Paediatric Palliative Care nursing services and supporting families.

  • Annette Hanlon

    Annette Hanlon

    Assistant Director of Nursing

    Annette manages and provide leadership to the nursing staff HCA’s and allied health professionals. Annette will act as a clinical lead to ensure that service users, their relatives and carers have a positive experience.

  • Ann Booth

    Ann Booth

    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Ann trained in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street and St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Ann also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care. In addition to working in varying roles in both Ireland and the Middle East, Ann has worked in Paediatric Palliative Care at Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice in the UK. Ann joined LauraLynn in 2007 and has a special interest in supporting children and families and the ongoing development of paediatric palliative care services.

  • Niamh McEnerney

    Niamh McEnerney

    Practice Development/Clinical Placement Coordinator

    Niamh trained in CUH and James Connolly Memorial Hospital. She has worked in acute paediatrics in the UK and has cared for children with life-limiting conditions and complex needs. On returning to Ireland she completed her BSc (Hons) in Nursing followed by an MSc(Hons) in Nursing Research at the RCSI.  She joined LauraLynn in 2006 and is a member of the IAPC Research & Education Forum and has an interest in education and training.

  • Sarah Bradford

    Sarah Bradford

    Care Co-ordinator, Children's Palliative Care Services

    Sarah is a qualified general (RGN) and paediatric (RCN) nurse. Previously, she worked in neonatal medical/surgical ward in Crumlin Children’s Hospital and in Sydney Children’s Hospital for one year mainly in paediatric oncology. She joined Lauralynn in 2013 and completed post graduate higher diploma in both adult and pediatric palliative care in NUI Galway. Sarah is passionate about children’s palliative care.

  • Aisling Conway

    Aisling Conway

    Care Co-ordinator, Children's Palliative Care Services

    Aisling qualified as a RGN in 2001 and completed her Higher Dip. in Children’s Nursing and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Nursing Studies. Aisling worked in Tallaght Hospital in boht ICU and on an acute medical ward for toddlers which catered for children with complex needs. Aisling joined LauraLynn in January 2016, and plans to pursue her studies in the area of children’s palliative care.

  • Louise O'Dea

    Louise O'Dea

    Care Co-ordinator, Children's Palliative Care Services

    Louise trained as R.N.I.D (Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability) in TCD, and completed Bachelor of Nursing Studies Degree  in DCU (2004). Louise then completed a Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Paediatrics,TCD (2007) and worked in an acute medical, high dependency ward in the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght, including end-of-life and palliative care for children. Louise joined LauraLynn as Clinical Nurse Manager 1, Disability Services in 2013.

  • Divya Smitha Mathew

    Divya Smitha Mathew

    Care Co-ordinator, Children's Palliative Care Services

    Divya completed a Bachelor of Nursing Studies Degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in India and qualified as a Registered Nurse. Divya worked in acute paediatrics in India before joining LauraLynn in 2006 and was appointed CNM1 in 2015. Divya completed the interdisciplinary modules (level 9) in children’s palliative care from UCD/TCD in 2011 and plans to pursue further studies in this area.

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