Name: Eugene Slattery
What do you do for Galway Hospice?
I am a Staff Nurse in the Mayo Hospice Inpatient Unit
Why is your role important?
Helping patients and their families understand the nature of their illness and prognosis is part of my role. Also Hospice Nursing establishes goals to relieve suffering in all stages of disease and is just not limited to comfort care or end of life care.
What is your favourite part of the job?
Being part of multi-disciplinary team and being able to provide care and support for both the hospice patient and the families.
What has been a highlight for you since you started working in Galway Hospice?
Completed a Higher Diploma in Palliative Care and End of Life and being able to work with patients and their families through some of life’s hardest moments.
What do you do when you are not in the Hospice?!
I enjoy reading, photography, and walking.