Clinical Pastoral Education ~ Graduation in Northridge House Education and Research Centre, Cork

Northridge House Education and Research Centre hosted a graduation ceremony when Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Certificates were presented on Wednesday 21st March at the conclusion of its annual CPE programme.  Northridge House Education and Research Centre is run by Saint Luke’s Charity, Cork.

Six students completed the programme.  They came from Dublin, Waterford, Kerry and Cork. The CEO of the Charity Mr. David O’Brien together with the CEO of Cork University Hospital Mr. Tony McNamara presented the certificates. Those in attendance included family members of the students, mentors from placement sites, lecturers and staff from St. Luke’s Home, Cork.

From Right to left (back row): David O’Brien (CEO), Hilda Plant (Chaplain St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin), Rev Daniel Nuzum (CPE Supervisor CUH), Rev. Bruce Pierce (CPE Supervisor Northridge House), Rev Terry Lilburn, Fr. Dick Dowling, Mr. Tony McNamara (CEO Cork University Hospital), Fr. Pierce Cormack (Chaplain CUH) Dr Catherine Buckley (Northridge House Lead Tutor)
Front Row (l-r) Julianne Crowley (Chaplain CUH), Rev Cathy Hallissey, Rev. Christine O’Dowd Smyth, Emer O’Leary, Liz Counihan , Fiona Dwyer (HR Manager St Luke’s Home)

Gratitude was expressed by the Supervisor the Rev’d Bruce Pierce for the on-going support of Saint Luke’s Charity, Cork, to Clinical Pastoral Education which is part of the Charity’s Outreach Programme. Mr. O’Brien celebrated the on-going relationship with Cork University Hospital as exemplified by the presence of the CEO Mr. McNamara, chaplains and CPE Supervisor Canon. Dr. Daniel Nuzum. Mr. Namara closed the ceremony with an inspiring message of the centrality of hope within healthcare settings.

Back (l-r) the Rev. Bruce Pierce (Supervisor), Rev Terry Lilburn (Dublin), Fr. Dick Dowling (Cork). Front: the Rev. Cathy Hallissey (Dublin), the Rev. Dr. Christine O’Dowd Smyth (Waterford) , Emer O’Leary (Cork), Liz Counihan (Cork).

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