North West Network

Welcome Note

The NW Network was established in 2005, and since its inception, has grown from strength to strength, largely in part due to the commitment and hard work of its members. We maybe a small network in comparison to our counterparts elsewhere in the country, but what we may lack in numbers, is definitely surpassed by our continuing support and development to what is now a thriving and well founded network. However we could not have done it without the continuous support of various companies who have sponsored our educational events each year.

Mission Statement

To provide a programme for education and a forum for exchange of information for members of the nursing profession who care for people with cancer


Chairperson:Terazes Toby. ICS, Daffodil Centre, LUH.               

Secretary:  Noreen Rodgers. Oncology Liaison Nurse Specialist LUH.

Treasurer:  Margaret Houston CNS Oncology. LUH  0749104668 Bleep 765

Other committee members – Mary Grace Kelly, Fran Devenney,  Gloria Neilson,  Dr Janice Richmond, Geraldine Mullan, Mary McCollum.

How to become a Member?

For anyone interested in becoming a member of our local branch, you can register online or contact any of the committee members; we would be only too delighted to have new members join our local branch. The benefits of joining our branch include being part of a professional group where we continue to develop our knowledge and skills, as well as gaining support and expertise from other colleagues within our discipline. The annual cost of being a member is outlined in the IANO website. We usually try to meet on a bi-monthly basis, and these meetings are the basis whereby we plan our educational events, as well as discuss any relevant topics of information. Members are informed via email/notice board.

 2017 Events

Oncology Education Evening: Presentation on the new Psycho-Oncology Service in Donegal.

By:- Dr Charlene Haughey, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Cancer Care West.

When:- Thursday 25th May 2017

Where:- Large Conference Room at 5pm

Sponsored by:- IPSEN & JANSSEN


2016 Events

Delivery of a Cancer Genetics Service to North East with a Focus in Colorectal and Breast Cancer

Who By:- Dr. David Gallagher Consultant Medical Oncologist & Consultant Medical Geneticist, St James Hospital
When:- Wednesday 27th April 2016  @ 5.30pm
Supported by AstraZeneca



Previous Events

Presentation on Travel2care & Financial Aid

Provided by The Irish Cancer Society

Presented by: Sherina Geraghty - Grants Administrator at the ICS

Where:- Daffodil Centre, Floor B, LGH

When:- Monday 23rd June 2014

Lunch was sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals


1. Education Session 15th Nov 2013

Dealing with Emotional Distress in Oncology Patients.

This informal eduation session considered the psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis. Factors wahich impact upon psychological well-being will be explored witht an emphasis on recognizing and responding to patients' emotional needs.

Self-Compassion - Caring for ourselves while caring for others.

This workshop explored the nature self compassion & of caring for ourselves in the current healthcare environment. This was a very informative and interactive afternoon with lots of discussion, the feedback was excellent.

Thanks to Dr Louise Kinsella & Sponsers of the event.


Left to Right:- Margaret Henrickson Chairperson IANO NW,   Dr Louise Kinsella Psychologist,

Liam Ryan Intrapharma, Noreen Rodgers Secretary  IANO NW.

Contact Details for further information

Noreen Rodgers Oncology Liaison Nurse Specialist - 074 9104477