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

HAI Current News

Important Update AGM Information Update


Many thanks to all those who participated and contributed to our 2022 AGM which took place in Cork which was a huge success.

Special thanks to our Guest Speakers:


Maureen O’Grady, ADON, Cancer Clinical Trial & Research Unit (CCTRU), UHL

Claire Forde, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Haemophilia Centre, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

Fionnuala Sayers, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Haemophilia Centre, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

Helen Manson, Haemophilia Sister, Haemophilia Centre & Thrombosis Unit, Belfast City Hospital

Dr Othman Al-Sawaf, Haematologist & Medical Oncologist, University Hospital Cologne, Germany

Dr Emma Groarke, Haematoloist and Assistant Research Physician, Haematology Branch, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, NIH, USA

Anne Kehoe, Clinical Psychologist in organisational wellbeing in CHI and teaches Gender Identity Training Skills (GIST)

Mary Kelly, Advance NursePractitioner, Hamatology, Midland Regional Hospitals, Tullamore

Maria Maza-Beange, Stem Cell Transplant/Immune Effector Cell Clinical Nurse Specialist, Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre, Bristol

Dr Rachel Elebert, Clinical Fellow, Merrion Fertility

Prof. Michael Browne, Director of Graduate Studies, QUB School of Nursing, Ulster University/South Eastern & Social Care Trust

Dr Cherith Semple, Reader in Clinical Cancer Nursing, Ulster University/South Easter Health & Social Care Trust

Dr Jeff Hanna, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Ulster University


For retrospective Registraitons – You can still use the link below

Click Here To Register Online


Download Nursing AHP programme


Download Medical Scientific Programme


Download Laboratory Session Programme


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

Save The Date

The Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill

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 –

Details to follow in due course.

Event : 2023 HAI Annual Conference 

Location : Galway Bay Hotel , Salthill, Galway 

Date: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th October 2023 

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