It is with sadness and thanks that we bid farewell to Mary J Foley, the Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Movement Disorder clinic in St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork. Mary has been an incredible support to people with Parkinson’s in Cork for many years, whether it was being there at the end of the phone, or facilitating a walk-in appointment, or taking the time to go through medications and timings, or faxing through an urgent prescription to the chemist. Nothing was ever too much trouble.
Mary’s positivity and energy and her expertise in Parkinson’s will be missed and while she is in many ways irreplaceable, we do hope that she will be replaced soon in the clinic, and we will continue to press for a nurse specialist post to support the clinic.
We wish Mary well in her new endeavours for the Department of Health – our loss is their gain.