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Irish Examiner – Working Life: Vicki Cleary, Liaison Nurse

As an oncology liaison nurse for women with gynaecological cancer, my starting time varies.

Mondays begin with a multidisciplinary team meeting (MDT) at 7.30am. This is the most important meeting of my week, where all new gynae cancer patients are discussed and treatment plans formulated.

On average, 20 patients are discussed and everyone involved in their care is present. This is followed by a weekly chemotherapy meeting where women due in for chemo are discussed.

After that, I deal with emails before visiting in-patients and attending doctors’ ward rounds.

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