On behalf of the committee I would like to welcome you to the Haematology Association of Ireland Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals website.

Our fabulous committee members are situated throughout Ireland and come together to develop educational multi-professional forums in the field of adult and paediatric haematology. These forums provide education, disseminate practice, offer discussion of experiences and provide opportunities for networking. The Nurse and AHP study day is held in April each year; and the HAI annual conference is held in October and this is a joint conference which runs alongside medical, scientific and laboratory sessions.

All nurses and allied healthcare professionals are welcome to attend and we endeavour to cover a wide range of haematological topics to suit all professionals regardless of your experience. We welcome any suggestions for topics for discussion so please contact any of our committee members via our committee link and we would be happy to discuss this with you. We encourage all delegates to submit an abstract to our annual meeting – it’s a great way to share practice, demonstrate service development and you could also win a prize!

We understand the current restraints in trying to attend conferences so the committee offers bursaries of up to €100 towards the cost of registration or accommodation – so don’t miss out!

Our newsletter ‘Blood Matters’ is also in production and we would love to hear about your area of practice, please contact a committee member for more information.

Your contribution into our meetings and newsletter is what makes HAI nurses and AHP group so diverse and well attended so please keep up the good work and we look forward to your presence at our next conference.

Kindest regards,

Fidelma Hackett

Chair of the HAI Nurses and AHP’s Committee

2023 HAI Current News

Thanks to everyone who made our HAI Spring Study Day 2023 a success.  To review a video of the talks,  please press the review video button below. 

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HAI 2023 Conference

Save The Date

We are delighted to announce our 2023 Conference will be taking place on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2023 in the Galway Bay Hotel –

Event : 2023 HAI Annual Conference 

Location : Galway Bay Hotel , Salthill, Galway 

Date: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th October 2023


Abstract Submissions for this years conference are now Open. 

Deadline for Abstracts is 25th August 2023

Click Here To Submit Abstract


Click Here To Register Online


More Details to follow in due course.

In the meanwhile, stay safe and should you have any questions, please contact Sinead directly on:  sinead@sineadcassidy.com or 086 832 7943.


Best wishes

Fidelma Hackett 

Chairperson , HAI Nurses Group

Hotel Details

The Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill

Galway Bay Hotel
Tel:   (091) 514 644

Accommodation Rates:
Thurs, 12th @ €150 per twin/double & €140 single occupancy Bed & Breakfast
Friday, 13th @ €160 per twin/double & €150 single occupancy Bed & Breakfast
Saturday , 14th @ €160 per twin/double & €150 single occupancy Bed & Breakfast

Cancellation policy is 2 full days prior to arrival; late cancellations or failure to arrive as booked would result in a late cancellation fee equal to the first night’s rate per room reserved.

Check in time is from 4pm onwards with a check out time of 12 noon.

N.B All rooms not picked up to be released 4 weeks prior to the conference.  All rooms must be booked directly by you so please ensure to book your accommodation in plenty of time!

Congratulations to our 2022 Nursing/AHP prize winners

Lily Brewin, St John’s Ward, CHI at Crumlin being presented with her award by HAI Committee member Lorna Storey

First Prize/Gillian Lamrock Award

Winner : Emma Dinsmore
Hospital: Royal Belfast Hospital for sick Children
Title : ‘Reducing the time spent in hospital for child and family during the induction phase of ALL: Implementing an early discharge program’

Runner-Up: Lilly Brewin
Hospital : National Children’s Cancer Service, Crumlin
Title: ‘Irish Children, adolescent and young adults’ perspective on work and evaluation after cancer’


Best Poster

Winner : Lisa Lyons – Poster 75
Title : ‘A retrospective audit to assess post BMB bleeding in patients who had a BMB carried out in the Northern Health and Social care trust’

Runner-Up: Claire Forde – Poster 69
Title : ‘DASH project- Developing AHP services for people with haemophilia’


Nursing/AHP Research Project Award Winner 2022

Research Topic:  AYA specific Haem/Onc Care

Winner : Lily Brewin, St John’s Ward, CHI at Crumlin