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Ireland's chief nurse promises bright future for intellectual disability nurses

Siobhan O'Halloran says Ireland is investing in its undergraduate nursing programmes
Siobhan O'Halloran

Siobhan O'Halloran says Ireland is investing in its undergraduate nursing programmes

There is no limit for what intellectual disability nurses in Ireland can achieve according to the country's chief nursing officer.

Watch: Dr Siobhan O'Halloran talks to Learning Disability Practice at Positive Choices 2018

Siobhan O'Halloran told the Positive Choices and Positive Commitment conference at Trinity College Dublin: 'There is a great and bright future for intellectual disability nurses in Ireland. We need them and we hope they will stay and we hope they will work with us to design services into the future.

'We have increased, gradually, the numbers of nurses in our undergraduate training over the last couple of years so we can assure ourselves that we will have a domestic supply of nurses in Ireland. We went through rather difficult times over the last number of years

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