Bandons Deirdre for Ulster Bank seminar

October 4th, 2015 10:03 AM

By Southern Star Team

Bandon woman Deirdre Hosford has transformed her life since RTE's OT.

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A West Cork woman is addressing a seminar on wellness and health being organised by Ulster Bank in Cork next month.

A WEST Cork woman is addressing a seminar on wellness and health being organised by Ulster Bank in Cork next month.

‘Your Health & Wellbeing – Key to Inspiring Your Success’ is taking place at the Glucksman Gallery in UCC on Thursday, October 15th, from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

The event aims to highlight the interdependence of people’s health and wellbeing with their professional success. It will be addressed by Bandon woman Deirdre Hosford, no stranger to the spotlight.

Deirdre is a former Operation Transformation leader. After having two children, Deirdre’s weight spiralled out of control until she decided it was time to make a change and applied for the show.

Since taking part in the RTE production in 2013, Deirdre has transformed her life by embracing subtle changes on a daily basis. 

She has since set up her own company, Deirdre Hosford Personal Training, working with others who are looking to improve their Health.   Deirdre will tell the seminar about her journey and what changes she made to achieve her goals.

The seminar will also hear from Dr Orla Crosbie, a consultant hepatologist at Cork University Hospital and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.  Orla is a graduate of UCC and her professional training includes the National Liver Unit in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin and Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. Orla leads the hepatology unit at CUH and her research interests include Hepatitis C, Haemochromatotsis and Endoscopy. 

Orla was previously National Specialty Director for Gastroenterology at RCPI and has a major role in teaching and training at CUH.

 Orla is a keen runner and member of  St Finbarr’s Athletic Club (the Barrs) and enjoys nothing better than an early morning run before facing the reality of the day ahead, she says.

Orla will speak on the night about how alcohol is seriously damaging women’s health.

A third speaker will be Paula Brady, a business manager in Ulster Bank. She has worked in Financial Services for 12 years in various roles. Paula earned her status as a FIFA International referee in 2013 – one of only two women in Ireland at this level.

To attend the seminar, RSVP to [email protected] by October 1st.  Places are limited and pre-booking is essential. 


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