Órla has worked as a children’s nurse for many years and currently works in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh as a psychosocial nurse practitioner, with children who have appearance differences. She joined the board to bring clinical expertise and experience of working in the healthcare sector. She first worked with Dr Marit Boot during the production of an information video for children and their families. She has seen first-hand the difficulties that families face when trying to absorb important information during hospital consultations. She has at all stages during her career held an interest in visual information and in the past produced photograph albums and leaflets to help prepare children for procedures. Órla has worked extensively as a volunteer in the third sector and is proud to be a trustee of the What? Why? Children in Hospital charity. She has seen the positive impact the information videos are having on children, young people and their families and is looking forward to the charity working hard to produce many more.
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