Introducing our new McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Megan Keenaghan, who’s been a nurse at The Bays for 5 years, and for 19 years in total.

Megan – who has previously worked at The Royal Women’s in women’s health and oncology – had always wanted to specialise in breast care nursing but put her passion on hold while raising her young family.

In 2022, when her youngest child started school, the time was finally right for Megan to fulfil her dream and she began studying to become a McGrath Breast Care Nurse through the Australian College of Nursing.

After completing her one-year course last year, Megan began backfilling for Jo Lovelock who finished up at The Bays in March, and recently came on board officially as our third breast care nurse, two days per week.

“Jo was really supportive of me transitioning in as a McGrath Breast Care Nurse. I feel very lucky that this job became available. I find it really rewarding; it’s such a privilege to support patients in their time of need, and it’s nice working in my local community. It’s also great to have a break from shift work.”

Megan continues as a ward nurse one day per week, and loves the variety of her dual-role.

“I love that I still get to have face-to-face time with patients on the ward, because I’m often providing support to breast cancer patients over the phone. And it’s quite special to get to care for patients on the ward as they are newly diagnosed, and then continue to guide them through their cancer experience as their breast care nurse.”

Find out more about our specialist cancer support nurses.