When I think of Eilis, I think of someone who was caring, passionate, authentic and exceptional. She first taught me as a student nurse in the 1990’s and she exemplified how much impact a nurse and person could have on the lives of others. I remember being astounded and thinking she was breaking barriers and leading nursing in so many ways. And she was, and she continued to do so, inspiring others as she went and developing them too. Eilis’ impact will be long felt and remembered and I, along with so many others, will miss her. Rest in peace Eilis.