About Us

Noreen Roche is the founder of Noreen Roche Consultants.

Noreen is a registered general nurse both in Ireland (NMBI – Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland - annual registration) and the UK (NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) – annual registration and requirement of three yearly revalidation).
Her qualifications include nursing management, legal and ethical aspects of nursing, psychology, safety health and welfare at work, and she also holds a Master’s Degree in Health Ergonomics. Together with her qualifications and experience in the nursing, medical and legal consultancy field, Noreen offers a nationwide professional and informed service in the provision of comprehensive nursing care reports and costings in catastrophic personal injury cases, in preparation for High Court, mediation and tribunal hearings in accordance with the Irish health sector. Noreen was appointed to the Praxis Care Board in October 2015.

Professional Memberships

  • The British Academy of Experts, UK.
  • Expert Witness Institute UK.
  • Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, UK.
  • British Association of Brain Injury & Complex Case Management.
  • Irish Nursing & Midwives Organisation.
  • NISO - National Irish Safety Organisation.
  • Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (UK).
  • Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (Ireland).
  • Royal College of Nursing (UK).
  • International Brain Injury Association (I.B.I.A.).
  • European Brain Injury Society (E.B.I.S).

Qualifications

  • Masters in Health Ergonomics awarded by European Institute of Health & Medical Sciences - 1998, University of Surrey, UK.
  • Diploma in Psychology, 1995 - awarded by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
  • Diploma in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work, 1994 - awarded by University College, Dublin.
  • Diploma in Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing; 1992, awarded by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
  • Diploma in Nursing Management; 1991, awarded by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
  • Registered General Nurse; 1971, awarded by An Bord Altranais.

Career Summary

  • Consultant to a broad range of clients, providing professional advice, and preparation of reports for the legal profession and private clients.
  • Structuring and costing models of care for clients appropriate to their needs.
  • Providing expert evidence in High Court proceedings in Ireland and outside the jurisdiction.
  • Chairperson of Praxis Housing Association (Ireland).
  • Board member of Praxis Care (providing support and services to Service Users in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain and Isle of Man).
  • Advice on structuring home care packages to clients on behalf of Ward of Court/Court of Protection and for private clients.
  • Experienced as a nurse including management positions, in private, voluntary, general hospitals and community work over a thirty-year period.
  • Held management positions in Cork University Hospital.
  • Former member of the Educational and Practice Committee of the Irish Nurses' Organisation.
  • Former executive member of the Irish Nurses' Organisation.
  • Involved in setting up the Neurosurgical Unit in the Southern Health Board.
  • Extensive experience in traumatic acquired brain injury, neurology, management of children with disabilities and rehabilitation.
  • Previous involvement in arranging specific placements for clients with severe behavioural problems and high dependency outside the jurisdiction.
  • Committee member for People with Disabilities for Northern/Southern Ireland (initiated during the Peace Process).
  • Provision of advice on case management for families who have been awarded settlements.

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