A team of compassionate and experienced professionals, dedicated to providing the best possible care to our residents.

Our Team

At Carechoice we take pride in a team of professionals that are committed to the highest standards of care, ethics and expertise. Having originated as a family business, we are also passionate about delivering the quality of care we would want for our loved ones.

Paul Kingston


Having trained with HLB Nathans, Paul Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990. Between 1991 and 1997 he held Financial Controller roles with 2 Irish SMEs. He purchased his first Nursing Home in 1997. Paul founded Carechoice in 2006 and led the expansion of the group from 34 beds to 338 through acquisitions, extensions and a major conversion. He was a regional Director of Nursing Homes Ireland (Nursing Homes representative body) in 2007/8 and also recently led the Carechoice team in the recent construction, fit-out and opening of Carechoice Malahide. Paul has gained invaluable experience in the Nursing Home industry over the last 20 years.

Since 2006 Paul’s focus has been the creation of the Carechoice Group; a unique Irish family owned and operated group with a proven track record in residential care through all stages of retirement.

Qualifications: Chartered Accountant

Karla Walsh

Director of Care, Quality and Standards

Recently appointed as Director of Care, Quality and Standards, Karla brings a wealth of experience in the nursing home sector to her role, having held the post of Director of Nursing for almost 10 years. Karla is passionate about delivering a competent, safe and professional service to the older adult in residential care and this is evident from the extent of her continued professional development activities in areas of study that are pertinent to the care of residents.

Karla is a qualified General and Paediatric nurse and holds a Certificate in Health Services Management from the University of Limerick.

Theresa Connolly

Head of Human Resources

Theresa heads up the Human Resources Department within the Carechoice Group, of which she joined in 2016. She has a wealth of experience both as HR consultant, Trainer and Manager, in both the public and private sector including many years of experience in the healthcare space.

Theresa is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, the highest level of professional membership within the HR industry and is currently studying for a PHD.

Laura Coyne

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed in June 2017, Laura joins the CareChoice team at a period of significant change and expansion.   Laura is a PWC trained chartered accountant with 25 years of financial and general  management experience in various industries.    With the rest of the senior management team, Laura is focused on ensuring that the residents’ experience is enhanced as part of the Group’s transformation over the coming years to market leader in the Irish nursing home industry.

Hazel O’Connor

Finance Director

As one of the longest serving members of the Carechoice Management team having spent almost 10 years working the organisation, Hazel has played an integral role in the growth of the Carechoice organisation. Hazel has a detailed knowledge of the nursing home industry, an invaluable asset to the organisation.

Hazel is a Chartered Accountant and Associate of the Irish Institute of Taxation. Hazel holds a Higher Diploma Business & Financial Information Systems and BA in Applied Psychology.