We offer our sincere condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and patients of the late Prof Aongus Curran who died tragically over the weekend. Prof Curran was a consultant ENT specialist at St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin and UCD Professor of Otorhinolaryngology. He is remembered as a highly accomplished cancer surgeon, a dedicated and caring professional and an inspiring and committed teacher.
The Ireland East Hospital Group has appointed UCD Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Prof Owen Smith as Clinical Director of its newly established Clinical Academic Directorate in Cancer. The cancer initiative will leverage the considerable expertise of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital to deliver state of the art cancer care to patients, in terms of the range, depth and complexity of care required.
It is with sadness that we note the recent death of Sister Ann Ward (UCD Medicine 1957), a pioneering obstetrician and missionary nun who was internationally acclaimed for her work in obstetric fistula repair. She will be remembered as a pioneering obstetrician, a compassionate carer who transformed the lives of many women and as a modest missionary who dedicated her life to the care of others. We extend our sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.