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Margaret Robertson

Margaret grew up in Belfast, and was educated at the Dominican Convent, Fortwilliam Grammar School.  The troubles in  Northern Ireland were at their worst, so she came to Dublin in 1972 to train in St. Vincent’s Hospital, as a General Nurse.  She qualified in November 1975.

Margaret then trained in Accident & Emergency nursing, and worked in St. Vincent’s Hospital for 3 years. She subsequently qualified as a Mid-wife in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street.

With itchy feet, she decided to see Europe, and went to work, through French, in the University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she spent two years. She is reasonably fluent in the French language.

On her return to Dublin, she furthered her career, by studying Public Health Nursing, and  then worked for the Eastern Health Board, in Community Care Area 1, for nine years. During that time she specialised in Child Care, visiting mothers and babies at home, developmental examinations, Immunisation clinics, organising breast feeding groups,  care of the elderly,  care of the Mentally and Physically handicapped.

During this time she began her family and took a career break to become  a full time mum, to her three daughters.

Margaret returned to work in 1994  in the  Blackrock Clinic, where she specialised in Endoscopy. After six years, she moved to Irish Health Care,  doing  full medical assessments and screening. During her time there she worked with Dr. Paul Lacey, and  joined the Dun Laoghaire Surgery in 2006 as a Practice nurse.

She has a special interest in Ante-natal and Post-natal care & breastfeeding, Child health, Women’s health, and  health screening,.

Margaret is married to Ken, who recently retired as Coxwain of the Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat, after 25 years service and as a result,  the family have strong links with the R.N.L.I.  They have three daughters in their twenties, who grew up locally, and they all have a keen interest in sailing.   Margaret likes to sail, hill walk, travel, improve her French, and loves to bake.

Qualifications:

Registered General Nurse.  St Vincents Hospital  1975

Registered Mid-wife.   Holles St Hospital  1979

Higher Diploma in  Public Health Nursing.  1981