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Siobhan Brosnan Remembered at Circle of Life Garden

At an event held at the Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden in Salthill, Galway on Saturday, 9th October, Organ Donation Nurse Manager, the late Siobhan Brosnan, was remembered an honoured. 

When Siobhan Brosnan, Organ Donation Nurse Manager at University Hospital Limerick, died tragically in a car crash in Co. Limerick last April, her own organs were donated for transplantation, as were her wishes.

At a special and moving event held at the Circle of Life Garden, Siobhan was remembered by her husband Patrick, family and colleagues from UHL and the ODTI (Organ Donation & Transplant Ireland).  It was also an occasion when her dedication to her work at UHL, and particularly in the field of organ donation and transplantation, was acknowledged and honoured.

Professor Jim Egan, Director of ODTI;  Billy Brosnan, brother of Siobhan; Patrick Shanahan, Siobhan's husband; Mary Dillon, Siobhan's sister and Dr. Catherine Motherway, Clinical Lead at at the Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Limerick

The Circle of Life Garden is dedicated to organ donors and their families and Siobhan, with her colleagues, had visited the garden on a number of occasions and always spoke of its importance  to donor families and recipients.  Siobhan's family and colleagues felt it was a fitting and appropriate place to commemorate Siobhan in a significant way by having a stone seat created there in her memory.  
Colleagues of Siobhan:  Karen Healy; Deirdre Coffey; Nikki Phillips; Breda Doyle; Bernie Nohilly, Brenda Poole and Emma Corrigan

The inscription on the seat is a quotation from Mahatma Gandhi and very much reflects the ethos of the those who work in the medical profession:


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”.


Family, friends and colleagues at the Circle of Life Garden

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