Aoife O’Reilly

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Played by​ Gemma-Leah Devereux

Arrival:
05/01/2013 (S27 E17)

Departure:
27/04/2013 (S27 E33)

Position:
Student Nurse

Background:
Aoife is all high spirits, enthusiasm and warmth when you first meet her. She’s optimistic, positive and excited and this is why patients love her. Nurturing is instinctive in her and despite her youth she has a forthright “matronly” way of talking to the patients. This comes from being the middle child of eight in a noisy Dublin family, with a fierce Irish Ma as a role model. Aoife took charge of her younger three siblings and became a mini Mother, allowing her natural bossiness to flourish. However, underneath Aoife’s bossy, no nonsense exterior is a kind heart. This means that she can charm her patients, loves the fact they warm to her and need her, but she can also be tough and fight her own corner, or that of someone in need, with relish. She’s determined and ambitious and wants to make something of herself so that, one day, her family will turn around and say “didn’t our Aoife do well”. She dreams of being a nurse consultant and knows she’s got the qualities needed.