About Denise Ward Molloy

Denise Ward Molloy began her career as a pharmacist in 1988 after graduating from the Trinity College School of Pharmacy. Her energy and enthusiasm for her chosen field brought her immense challenge and joy.

After graduating Denise spent her first year as a pre-registration pharmacist in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital Limerick. Denise then went on to join the team at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital where she spent 12 happy years during which she achieved the rank of Chief
2 Pharmacist.

While performing this role Denise developed a clinical service and she then went on to play a key role in the planning and developing of the Pharmacy department in the new hospital on the Tallaght campus. Key to the success of the new hospital was the merging of three Hospital Pharmacies into one much larger pharmacy in the new premises. Denise worked tirelessly in her role ensuring the new pharmacy came together in a cohesive and efficient way and assumed the position of Dispensary Manager. Parallel to her responsibilities at the Adelaide & Meath hospital Denise also spent a lot of her time lecturing pharmacy undergraduates at Trinity College as well lecturing for various professional and medical bodies including the ICCPE, HPAI, the Diabetes Programme for Pharmacists and many others. She loved her field and even more than that loved helping people.

Helping others was the core of Denise Ward Molloy. This was never more evident than her many years working with disadvantaged children as a volunteer for over 10 years with the Sun Shine Fund. (a special conference of the St Vincent DePaul that provided holidays for under privileged children)

Denise relocated with her young family to Limerick. Here, she continued her work as a Retail Pharmacist but more importantly she started to devote even more of her time to fostering children.

Over 12 children benefited from the love and care that Denise and her family provided, right up until her untimely death this year at the age of 45. Denise left behind a legacy built on intelligence, hard work, caring and unbelievable selflessness. She touched many lives in such a positive and inspiring way.Her memory will live on in those that knew and loved her.

About the program

Our memorial fellowship program was set up at the request of families and friends of some of our patients who have lost their battle with blood disorders. The named fellowship will embody the spirit and outstanding courage these great characters displayed during the course of their blood cancer journey. Each of these individuals were committed to the need for ongoing active research into blood disorders. Their memory will live on as the human faces of our scientific fellowship programs.