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Meet the Team

Susan Fitzgerald - Practice Manager

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Susan is a proud Kildare lady, who qualified as a nurse and worked in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Accident and Emergency Medicine. She then undertook a BSc in Information Technology at the Waterford Institute of Technology in 2007. Susan takes care of all the day-to-day running of the practice, including surgical bookings etc.

Joanne Kelly - Pratice Secretary

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Joanne is our newest member to the team and joins us as Medical Secretary/Receptionist. She comes from a marketing background having worked with Waterford Crystal and Lenox Corporation. Joanne holds a Higher Diploma in Business in Service Design & Innovation from W.I.T. Her knowledge in both Customer Experience Innovation Management and Service Strategy Development will allow our patients, we hope to have the best possible experience whilst visiting us. She’s an avid walker, an occasional golfer and a sports enthusiast.

Yvonne Kelly - Practice Secretary

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Yvonne trained as a nurse at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin. She developed an early interest in Orthopaedic Surgery and completed her Orthopaedic Nurse training at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Cappagh, Dublin. From there she completed the Plaster Nurse Course in the UK and was appointed as the Plaster Nurse at Temple Street Children’s Hospital Dublin, before moving to Waterford.

Jo Breheny - Joint School & Outcome Nurse

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Jo has 30 years of nursing experience, with 25 years in Orthopaedic nursing. She has an active interest in Teaching, Audit and Falls Prevention. She also established the Joint School at Whitfield Clinic. This is an educational opportunity available to all patients and their families prior to their joint replacement surgery. It is aimed at providing clear and comprehensive guidance on all aspects of their pending surgery. As part of the Joint School, patients are objectively scored before and after their surgery, as part of an international research project to document outcome after Total Knee Replacement.

Lucy Grannell - Podiatrist and Orthotist

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Lucy, originally from Wexford is the only dual qualified podiatrist/orthotist currently working in Ireland. She attended the University of Salford and completed a BSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2003, going on to specialise in orthotics. She worked in Bristol NHS Trust in several disciplines including rheumatology, stroke and musculoskeletal conditions, specialising in lower limb biomechanics. Following her return home to Ireland in 2008, she attended NUI Galway where she expanded her knowledge when she completed a BSC in Podiatry.

Shane Walsh - Chartered Physiotherapist

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Shane is a highly experienced chartered physiotherapists who will guide your rehabilitation following your surgery. He comes with many tips and tricks to facilitate your safe and speedy return to full function. Shane is a keen triathlete with lots of sound training tips for your rehab.

Derek O'Neill - Chartered Physiotherapist

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Derek is a chartered physiotherapist who qualified with an honors degree from the University of Brighton. Afterward completing his junior rotations within the NHS before becoming a senior physiotherapist, specialising in musculoskeletal and orthopedic rehabilitation. He is continuing with his studies and is currently completing is MSc in musculoskeletal medicine. Derek has a keen interest in sports injuries and has work with professional athletes at Queens park rangers, GB athletics and more recently as lead physiotherapist at Waterford Football Club. He has also started his own private practice in Waterford city.

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