The Western network of IANO is a large Network encompassing 5 hospitals throughout the West of Ireland.  These include Galway University Hospital, Portiuncula University Hospital, Sligo General, Mayo General and the Galway Clinic.

We recognize that the collective, specialized experience and expertise that our nurses possess has the power to transform cancer care for the better.

The Western network of IANO provides a voice for Oncology Nurses and a forum to advance learning, share best practice, advocate for the profession and ultimately advance our cause- to continuously improve the quality of cancer care and the lives of every nurse who provides it.

The current committee include

Chairperson: Joanne Higgins Gynae CNS GUH

Secretary:  Cora Shaughnessy

Treasurer: Aoife Quinn. GI CNS GUH

The enormous contributions that our nurse members, nurse researchers and nurse teachers have made since our inception has made the Western Network who we are today. Our numbers are increasing yearly at our annual study days.

We hold Quarterly meetings with teleconference facilities as the network is widespread over a large geographically area. We also hold a yearly study day in November.  We would encourage any Oncology Nurse within the Western Network to engage with the committee as we are always looking for committee members.  If you are interested in hearing more about the Network or would like to get involved contact Cora Shaughnessy  or