Amy Spillane

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Amy qualified in Nursing from the University of West London in 2008. During her training in cardiology, she was encouraged to continue her studies and gained a Masters in Cardiology from Buckinghamshire University. She qualified initially as a Cardiac Nurse Specialist and subsequently as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.


Amy became ward manager in Cardiology at Northwick Park Hospital, the tertiary referral centre of the North West London NHS Trust. She was also tasked with opening a new chest pain unit which initially was four bedded and then under her subsequent guidance became a ten bed unit. This work formed the basis of a Research Thesis which has set down the ground rules for creation of chest pain units for others in the NHS to follow.


She has several years experience in advanced cardiology. It was our good fortune that she chose to return to Ireland and she joined us in Eagle Lodge in February 2016.

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Moyra Hartley

Cardiac Nurse Specialist

After leaving school Moyra completed a BSc at NUI Galway and pursued a career in the Pharmaceutical industry for a number of years. She changed to nursing and trained initially in the nursing school at Manchester Royal Infirmary. She completed her Masters at the University of Essex (2010-2012). Her cardiology career continued at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She returned to Ireland to work in the coronary care unit at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin (2013-2016). During this time, she also completed a postgraduate diploma in critical care cardiovascular nursing. She was promoted to a senior cardiac staff nurse position as shift manager. She took up a full time research position in Cork University Hospital joining Eagle Lodge in July 2017.

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Helena Ryan

Cardiac Nurse Specialist

Helena qualified in Nursing from the University College Dublin in 2010. During her training in cardiology. She gained a higher diploma in Cardiovascular Nursing from University College Dublin. Following her graduation, Helena worked in both acute coronary care unit and cardiac catheterisation lab in the Mater Hospital Dublin for six years. Helena then worked in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi as shift manager for cardiology and cardiothoracic for two years.

She joined the Eagle Lodge team in February 2019. She is currently the acting clinical lead in Eagle Lodge.

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Karen O’Brien

Phlebotomist / Healthcare Assistant