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29-11-2010 | New Community Epilepsy Specialist Nurse for North West

29 November 2010
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Brainwave is delighted to announce that a new Brainwave Community Epilepsy Specialist Nurse (CESN) has been appointed in the North West. Eithne Cawley (pictured right), CNM2, will report to consultant neurologist Dr Kevin Murphy and work with his team at Sligo General Hospital. This is a HSE West and Brainwave joint initiative and Brainwave has agreed to fund the new position for the first 18 months.

The new position has come about as a result of years of lobbying by Brainwave to have a CESN appointed outside of Dublin. The first CESN was appointed in 2002 by Brainwave and Beaumont Hospital and a second position was created in 2003 by Brainwave and AMNCH Tallaght. 

As part of Eithne's role, she will operate epilepsy helpline from the Sligo Brainwave office each Friday morning from 9am to 1pm. The helpline began on 19th November and can be accessed at 071 91 41858. This new service will be in addition to the helpline service provided from Head Office by Sinead Murphy, Community Epilepsy Specialist Nurse (Monday, 9.30 - 13.00) and Denise Cunningham, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Epilepsy Services (Wednesday, 9.30 - 13.00).

Eithne commenced her General Nurse training at Beaumont Hospital in 1993, graduated in 1996 and has worked within the area of neurology for several years, including the role of migraine specialist nurse. For the last number of years she has worked as a Diabetes Nurse Advisor both in primary & secondary care in the North West.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Eithne to her new roles with Sligo General Hospital and Brainwave.

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