Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
Gráinne trained as a general nurse in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Following her training she spent time as a staff nurse on a mixed medical /surgical ward before travelling to Saudi Arabia to work in a neurosurgery unit.
On return from her travels she completed her midwifery training in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She then spent the next 13 years working in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital at various grades including Staff Midwife, CMM 2 and Acting Night Superintendant.
In 2007, she returned to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital as CMM 3 and was the project lead for the reconfiguration of Colposcopy services from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital to a purpose built unit in Louth County Hospital.
In 2017 she became ADOM and as part of her Masters dissertation, was the Project Lead for the introduction of the Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP). GAP allows for the earlier recognition and detection for Small for Gestational Age Babies and has resulted in a significant reduction in both the Stillbirth and Perinatal Death Rates within the Unit.
Gráinne became Director of Midwifery for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Louth County Hospital and Our Ladys Hospital Navan in January 2018. She is an advocate for midwives, women’s choice and her interests are normality in pregnancy, Fetal Growth Restriction, Gynae Oncology and anything to do with Donegal.