Senior Occupational Therapist
Carol Meere joined Beacon Hospital as a Senior Occupational Therapist in June 2013. Carol completed an MSc in Occupational Therapy at the University of Limerick and graduated with first class honours in 2009. In addition to her occupational therapy qualification, Carol holds a degree in Human Physiology and Rehabilitation which she obtained in 2004 from Carlow Institute of Technology.
Carol began her occupational therapy career at St John of Gods Hospital, Dublin, where she was part of the specialised psychosis team, working with clients mainly presenting with chronic and enduring mental health difficulties. Carol was also responsible for the development of occupational therapy services into the acute secure ward of the hospital where she worked with clients in the acute phase of their illness. Carol then transitioned to the HSE and worked in the community as part of a developing primary care team in Area 1, Dublin where she gained valuable skills in the areas of care of the elderly, orthopaedics, oncology, home assessments, housing adaptations, specialised seating and assessment and provision of specialised assistive equipment.
Carol is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland since 2008 and is an active member of specialised advisory groups within the organisation including the neurology, housing and primary care.