Tributes paid to dedicated doctor killed in Waterford mountain fall

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Tributes paid to dedicated doctor killed in Waterford mountain fall

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South East Community Healthcare has paid tribute to their colleague and friend, Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Séamus MacSuibhne, after his untimely and tragic death on Sunday.

Dr MacSuibhne died after a fall in the Comeragh Mountains on Sunday.

A native of Dublin, Dr. Mac Suibhne had been working as a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Kilkenny Mental Health Services since 2011.

Paying tribute to Dr.Mac Suibhne, South East Community Healthcare’s Head of Service for Mental Health Mr. David Heffernan said:

“Our immediate thoughts are with Dr. MacSuibhne’s wife, Dr. Aoife Ni Chorcoraín, their children and extended family at this very difficult time.”

Dr Séamus MacSuibhne

“Dr. Mac Suibhne was extensively involved in all aspects of the delivery of mental health services in Kilkenny. In addition, Dr. Mac Suibhne played a key role in the development of the Liaison Services with St. Luke’s Hospital. Dr. Mac Suibhne was also highly regarded through his teaching role with the Royal College of Pyschiatrists of Ireland (RCPI) and played a significant role in the education and mentoring of all new doctors in training within the Carlow-Kilkenny Mental Health Services.”

“Dr. Mac Suibhne was also involved in the development of patient advocate services in Kilkenny. In this regard, his commitment to service user involvement in their own care needs was paramount in his work. Dr. Mac Suibhne was also involved in the development of many initiatives in relation to the mental health and wellbeing of all staff who worked with him.”

“Our heartfelt sympathies go to Aoife, children and family at this time."