We pride ourselves on having a group of very committed and truly professional nurses

It is the philosophy of Nursing at the Bon Secours Hospital in Galway to provide the highest quality of holistic care to our patients by dedicated, committed and compassionate staff.

All patients are treated with respect, justice and compassion in line with the mission and values of the Bon Secours Sisters ensuring that their physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met.

We place the patient at the centre of everything we do so that during each and every hospital visit or stay that the patient receives the highest standard of evidence based clinical care.  We continue to strive for excellence in the services we provide to our patients ranking as one of the best healthcare providers in the world.  This is achieved through the development of the competencies and knowledge of our staff through continuous education and training.

Working together as part of a multidisciplinary team we see as central to our success in continuing to deliver high quality leading edge care.

The hospital provides inpatient services where individual patient needs are met by specialist teams.

Nursing Department:

Our Director of Nursing Siobhan Judge has both a positive and passionate outlook towards her team and strives on a daily basis to be a reliable resource for both her Nurses and also a patient advocate.

We are accredited by An Bord Altranais as a Student Nurse Training site with GMIT for the BSC in Nursing Degree supported by the Clinical Placement Co-ordinator and Link Lecturers.

The Nursing Management Team consists of:-

Regina Whyte and Niamh Hughes (Assistant Director of Nursing)

Niamh Laffey Flynn and Catriona Dever (CNM 111)

Mary A Walsh (Practice Development Co-ordinator)

Fiona Cunningham (Secretary)  Telephone: 091 381906


Nursing Units:

Potel Ward:

Our 26 Bedded Orthopaedic unit is under the care and Guidance of Amanda Perrill and Sinead Joyce, Clinical Nurse Managers. 

St.Mary's Ward:

22 Bedded unit which incorporated Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat patients and Gynaecology under the Guidance of Assumpta Shannon and Brendan Barrett Clinical Nurse Manager. 

St. Jarlath's Ward:

17 Bedded Medical Unit which is under the watchful eye of Claire Ward and Aine Carroll Clinical Nurse Manager. 

St. Clare's Ward:

24 Bedded Surgical unit including Breast Care and Urology under the watchful Guidance of Aine Cloonan and Lucy McHale Clinical Nurse Managers.

Our Acute Dependency Unit is a 7 Bedded Level 1 care unit which is co-ordinated and led by Paritha Abraham Clinical Nurse Manager.


The Hospital has a 22 Bedded Day Ward to facilitate short stay minor operative procedures and is led by Hilary Kelly and Sarah Martyn Clinical Nurse Managers.

The Hospital has a busy innovative Endoscopy unit under the Guidance of Trish Murphy and Katie O'Boyle Clinical Nurse Managers.

Clinical Nurse Specialist:

At Bon Secours Hospital Galway, we currently employ the following Clinical Nurse Specialists: Infection Control, Urodynamics, Respiratory Medicine, Breast, Haemovigilance Cardiology and Occupational Health.  These specialist nurses work alongside hospital staff in providing education and advice to both medical and nursing personnel ensuring the best practice is adhered to at all times.

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