Naomi Fitzgibbon

Naomi graduated from Beaumont Hospital Dublin as a Registered General Nurse. She worked in King Edward VII Hospital for Officers in London for eight years where she cared of members of the British Royal Family. As Senior Ward Manager, she deputised for the Director of Nursing in the management of the Hospital. Naomi returned to Dublin to work on the area of Oncology.

She now manages Ireland’s only free Cancer Nurseline Service incorporating email, interactive help on-line and social media. She achieved Helpline Standard Accreditation for the service. Naomi is currently implementing recommendations of the evaluation of the service by UCD revealed a satisfaction rating of up to 95%. She is a media spokesperson for The Society and a Patient Advocate on nursing and NGO organisations. Naomi is currently leading research with national collaboration to investigate and address the issue of cognitive impairment with metastatic breast cancer patients.

She completed her MSc in Clinical Leadership in UCD in 2013 and is proud to have achieved her Fellowship with the Faculty of the School of Nursing and Midwifery RCSI 2015. Naomi embraces the challenges of working within the cancer arena finding innovative solutions to meet the strategic objectives of The Society. Collaborating with key stakeholders is essential within the ever increasing prevalence of cancer but also in a time of great strides in the advancement of cancer diagnosis, treatment and provision of psychosocial support.