Welcome to the live stream page of the RCSI Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Christmas Fellows and Friends’ Event: A Message of Humanity & Hope.

This event takes place on Thursday 10th December from 19:00 – 20:30 GMT and features:

  • St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir
  • Mr Roddy Doyle (Man Booker Prizewinning Novelist and BAFTA Award Winning Screenwriter)
  • Orla Shannon (Soprano)

We recommend using Google Chrome (PC) or Safari (Mac) as your browser to view this live stream and participate in the chat. Please note Internet Explorer does not support live streaming video. Please scroll down the page for our full list of troubleshooting tips.

To view the chat function, please log in to chat as a guest. This will enable you to ask questions and discuss the issues raised with other viewers.

2020 has been an extraordinary year. Since the emergence of the pandemic, we have witnessed moments of profound distress, sadness and suffering, alongside moments of beauty, humanity, solidarity and bravery. As we approach the end of the year, we would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank our nursing, midwifery and healthcare colleagues, from Ireland and across the globe who have demonstrated exceptional commitment, courage, compassion and selflessness while working to provide care to patients, and their families.

2020 commenced with huge promise and excitement for the nursing and midwifery professions. However, it was not been the year we expected, and this event seeks to honour, commemorate and remember colleagues who have died in service to their patients and their communities, and made the ultimate sacrifice.

This event is focused on Humanity and Hope. These themes of Humanity and Hope will be woven through music, literature, poetry and drama, as we come together, to share this experience. We hope you and your families take comfort, peace and strength from sharing a moment in time, with colleagues from across the world.

On behalf of the Faculty, I hope you will join with us, for this unique event.

Live Stream Troubleshooting

We constantly monitor the live stream on multiple devices in a variety of locations to ensure its quality. If there is a problem with the stream we will let viewers know immediately in the chat box. If you are experiencing problems viewing the stream and there is no announcement in the chat, the likelihood is that the issue is local rather than general. Here are the most common issues viewers encounter:

Browser: Please do not try to watch this stream using internet explorer. Internet explorer does not support live streaming, we recommend using Google Chrome (PC) or Safari (Mac) as your browser to view this live stream and participate in the chat.

Internet speed: The most common issue viewers face is a weak or unreliable WiFi/Broadband signal. If your signal is weak and dropping out the video will keep freezing or buffering. Check your internet connection using Which Broadband Speed Test. An upload speed of 3mbps or higher should mean you are able to play the video. In the worst case scenario try sending the link to this page to your mobile phone and disconnecting your phone from WiFi. If your phone has a good 3G or 4G signal, you should be able to play the video.

Firewalls: If you are attempting to watch this live stream on a device provided by your hospital/employer there may be a built in firewall that blocks live streaming video. This is especially common with devices provided by healthcare organisations. If this is the case please try using your own personal laptop/tablet/phone.

Other users: If you are viewing this live stream from home and other members of your household are also using the WiFi to download files, watch live streaming TV such as Netflix or play online games, this may put undue stress on your WiFi and effect the quality of your stream.

Cloud Services: Live streaming video does not function in many cloud services. Come out of your employer’s Cloud/IT system and open this in an external browser.

Memory: If your device is struggling for memory space the live stream will not play correctly. Reduce the number of other windows and tabs you have open and shut down all unnecessary programmes other than the ones you need to watch this stream.

Battery: Make sure your device is plugged in or has plenty of battery!

If you are experiencing any issues and would like to speak to us please contact Paul Rushworth on +44(0)7709 145 234 or email