Róisín O'Hanlon

Róisín O'Hanlon qualified as a physiotherapist from Trinity College, Dublin in 1989 after which she worked in London and Australia for four years.  On returning to Ireland, she worked in both public (acute and community care) and private practice, before starting work in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe in 1996.  Since then, Róisín has been the Lead Physiotherapist, managing a growing team that provides physiotherapy to a wide range of clinical areas in a Model 3 hospital.

Róisín has been involved in the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) at both branch employment and national level, including having served as Vice President for a year.  Separately, she has been involved in discussions with the NRS on recruitment panels. Currently, she is one of the HSCP representatives on Saolta’s project to introduce a new management structure across the hospital group.  At all times she was conscious of representing a moderately sized hospital when applying local and national strategies to the workplace.

Róisín has particular interests in the areas of consent and the duty of care that clinical staff have towards their patients. Recently, she has become concerned that there is a need to ensure an adequate availability of qualified staff members to fit the posts that are being created while supporting these staff in maintaining competence and gaining easy access to further educational opportunities.

Róisín has an MA in Healthcare Management through the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) and qualified as a Barrister in 2022.