Waterford Breast Centre News


Clinical Research Nurse for Breast Research at UHW

Helen Vaughan is a Clinical Research Nurse. She graduated as a General Nurse in Cork University Hospital , completed a Bachelor of Anthropology & Theology with National University Ireland , Masters Population Health followed by a Certificate in Clinical & Translational Research with University College Dublin (UCC) and has a special interest in academic research.

Helen has worked in Clinical Trials and coordinated Academic Research studies for 10 years with the Clinical Research Centre (UCC) and is currently the Clinical Research Nurse for Breast Research at UHW

Current Projects:

Breast Cancer Proteomics and Molecular Heterogeneity Study (CTRIAL IE 0907)




TEVA Breast Care Donation

Sean Walsh (Ehs manager) and  Andy Crowley (General manager) presenting a generous donation to Breast Care nurses Orla and Rose This was kindly donated on behalf of TEVA and their employees as part of their recent  Environmental, Health and Safety observation card incentive scheme.



Nipple Areola Reconstruction

Our Breast Care Nurse Orla Quinn attending the one-day intensive training programme on Nipple Areola Reconstruction using micro pigmentation techniques at the Stoke Mandiville Hospital, United Kingdom.

This will provide additional resources to the pre-existing Nipple-Areola reconstruction programme available to all patients in our South East Cancer Centre, University Hospital Waterford

This was made possible by the generous donations to our unit


Lloyds Hair Salon Waterford donation

For the second year running the fantastic staff at Lloyds Hair Salon Waterford donated customer contributions in return for complimentary hair services at their Waterford Salons.


Some pics of the fun day in October.

Waterford Breast Centre is very grateful and honoured by your donation



Waterford Credit Union donation

University Hospital Waterford Breast Care would like to thank Waterford Credit Union for their generous donation to our unit.

In their own words-‘We wish to praise all the staff for the fantastic work you do, how hard you work and how pleasant everyone is’.

Pictured below is Dr Carmel Ann Daly, Lead Clinician Breast Cancer Services, receiving this cheque from Ann-Marie Drohan, Waterford Credit Union.



lymphoedema-machineLymphoedema Physiotherapist, Ms Fiona Fewer

A picture of our Lymphoedema Physiotherapist, Ms Fiona Fewer, Senior Physiotherapist Oncology/Lymphoedema, at work using a limb volume calculator purchased courtesy of funds from a recent donation.

Lymphoedema is a condition of localised fluid collection and tissue swelling commonly affecting the upper/lower limb following breast and melanoma cancer axillary and groin surgery. At University Hospital Waterford we are fortunate to have two expert Senior Physiotherapists working in the field of Lymphoedema




Dr Deirdre Plant donation
University Hospital Waterford Breast Care would like to thank Dr Deirdre Plant for her generous donation to our unit.

This was a result of her considerable fundraising efforts during her 26.2 mile sponsored walk, which took place overnight as part of a charity event, through the streets of London.









Mrs Catherine Phelan on behalf the Breast Cancer Support Group

A recent generous donation by Mrs Catherine Phelan collected on behalf the Breast Cancer Support Group to University Hospital Waterford Breast Care presented to Dr Carmel Ann Daly, Lead Clinician Breast Cancer Services, UHW for the enhancement of services to breast cancer patients in UHW




Here are the NCCP guidelines for Breast Cancer Referral

Please click on link below



Please click on link below for evidenced based managment of breast pain

It is very useful for mastalgia management prior to considering referral