2020 Shortlist 

We are delighted to announce this year's Irish Healthcare Awards shortlist.
Congratulations to all our finalists!

For 2020 we will be announcing the winners in a virtual ceremony taking place on Tuesday 1 December. Click here to register to attend the Awards for free, and receive the latest updates about the awards.

Patient Lifestyle Education Project of the Year

Asthma Society of Ireland 
 Asthma Safetycare

Children's health Ireland at Crumlin 
Prevention of SIDS : A Project To Increase Awareness of and Implementation of the National Safe Sleep Guidelines within the Acute Hospital Setting

Health Service Executive - Community Healthcare West 
Beoir Gloak n Gather/ Golya - Woman/Man/ and Baby

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital 
Virtual pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic respiratory conditions

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 
The Breakfast Club: A webcomic about diabetes in pregnancy in Ireland

Outpatient Initiative of the Year

Rotunda Hospital 
GDMapp - an AI solution to GDM

Rotunda Hospital 
Ireland first Manual Vacuum Aspiration Clinic

St Vincent's Hospital Group, National Ambulance Service, St Columcille's Hospital 
Wicklow Frailty Response Team

Student Project of the Year

Children's health Ireland at Crumlin
An Audit of Patient and Parental Perspectives of a dedicated joint transition clinic for patients with diabetes moving from paediatric service in Crumlin to young adult diabetes service in Tallaght

UL Healthy Heroes
 UL Healthy Heroes 

Patient Education Project of the Year — Pharmaceutical

Arthritis Ireland - supported by MSD
My RA Story

Janssen Sciences Ireland, Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (ISCC) and Wilson Hartnell PR

Patient Education Project of the Year — Non-Pharmaceutical

CHI at Temple Street
Ketogenic Diet Therapy for Epilepsy - An online patient education programme

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Real Talk with Real Mums: A podcast series about pregnancy & birth, featuring experts and mums

Research Paper of the Year

Children's health Ireland at Crumlin
A Review of Clinical Genetic Triage Processes in 6 Centres to determine a Consensus Triage Flow for Common Referrals

National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health
Association of Isolated Diastolic Hypertension as Defined by the 2017 ACC/AHA Blood Pressure Guideline With Incident Cardiovascular Outcomes

National Stroke Thrombectomy Service
A Standardized Aspiration-First Approach for Thrombectomy to Increase Speed and Improve Recanalization Rates

Educational Project of the Year – General Practice/Pharmacy

Judges Choice

Best Use of Information Technology

sponsored by 


Childrens Health Ireland at Temple Street
Safer services for patients: traceability of infant feeds

Childrens Health Ireland 
Interim Patient Flow Solution

 DermView Teledermatology

Infection Prevention & Control Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH) Dublin
Use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Rapid Analysis and Interpretation of Multidrug Resistant Organisms’ and COVID-19 Results in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

Irish Student Health Association
Student Health Matters App

Northgate Public Services
Screening 4 Health - Providing the S4H IT system that safely manages the newborn hearing screening protocol with key metrics for quality assurance.

Qpercom Ltd and UCD/St Vincent Department of Psychiatry

Servisource Workforce Solutions
 ISAAC - Independent Support and Ambient Care

St Patrick's Mental Health Services
Your Portal

University College Cork; College of Medicine and Health, IT Services and Student Health Department

Best Use of Social Media

HSE- Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services
Change Your Mind Festival 2020 - Live on Facebook

Wilson Hartnell Health and Wellness x Teva
Life Effects to Establishing Life Effects To Support Patients in Ireland

NCHD Project of the Year

MED Directorate, St James's Hospital, Dublin 2
Go with the Flow

Dr Nuha Elmamoun, Paediatric Registrar, Dr Leona Nertney, Paediatric Specialist Registrar
Virtual Voyage - Department of Paediatrics, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Rotunda Hospital Dublin
Virtual Gynaecology Clinic

Hospital Project of the Year

Children's Health Ireland
CHI Food Challenge Pop Up Day Ward

Children's health Ireland at Crumlin
The Psychological Impact of Covid-19 on healthcare staff working in PICU and Coping Strategies Used

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department CHI at Temple Street
 The introduction of paediatric day-case tonsillectomy in CHI at Temple Street

St. James's Hospital
Histopathology Biobank 

Surgical Advancement of the Year

Judges Choice

Excellence in Healthcare Management

Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine
 Improving Blood Inventory Management: A Collaborative Approach A collaborative approach to effectively use blood and minimise wastage

Beaumont Hospital
National Thrombectomy Service Improvement Strategy

Children's health Ireland at Crumlin
The Introduction of Novel Intermittent Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) therapy at ward level in Cystic Fibrosis Patients with antibiotic resistent mycobacterium abscessus unresponsive to first and second line treatments

Dept of Cardiology (Cardiac Rehabilitation), Beaumont Hospital
Overcoming austerity & COVID-19 to transform preventive cardiovascular care

Northgate Public Services
RetinaScreen - Preventing avoidable sight loss in as many patients with diabetes as possible through maximising coverage.

Servisource Workforce Solutions
 Servisource - World Class Healthcare Solutions

Nursing & Midwifery Project of the Year

Oncology Unit, OLOLH, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Christine Byrne CMM, Susan Taylor RCN, Caroline McCaul CMM, Dr Emma Gordon, Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Leona Nertney, Paediatric SpR
Huddle Up - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth

 Public Health Initiative of the Year

Judges Choice 

Best Response to COVID-19- Not-for-profit

sponsored by

Heroes Aid
 Heroes Aid

Irish Red Cross
Community Based Health in Prisons

Covid Response for Vulnerable People

St Patrick's Mental Health Services
Remote Access to Vital Mental Healthcare

Together Ireland/ Nasc
The Covid19 World Service

Best Response to COVID-19- Private Sector

Boots Ireland
Boots Ireland


COVID-19 Remote Monitoring Programme

RedZinc Services Ltd
BlueEye Clinic video consultation to keep clinics open during COVID-19

RedZinc Services Ltd
BlueEye Handsfree wearable video to prevent COVID-19 contagion risks

S3 Connected Health

Servisource Workforce Solutions
 Servisource On Call for Ireland

TCP Homecare
COVID 19- Community Homecare as part of the solution

Best Covid-19 Response: Public sector (Hospital)

CHI at Temple Street
Phlebotomy Department

PPE Buddy System – Policing of Good Practice
Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin

Children's Heath Ireland/ Tallaght University Hospital
"Dont Forget The Fish"

hse- Galway University Hospital
COVID-19 Outbreak Response for an Emergency Department Using In Situ Simulation

Mater Misericordiae university Hospital
Geriatrician Led Assisted Discharge (GLAD) Programme: Telemedicine support for community dwelling vulnerable elderly and nursing home residents in north Dublin

Rotunda Hospital Dublin
Obstetric Telemedicine Hypertension Clinic

St Vincent's University Hospital
EDITH - Emergency Department in the Home

The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Department in collaboration with the General Services Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin 7
Implementation of innovative infection prevention and control practices for the reduction of surface contamination of COVID-19 and improvement of patient/staff safety in COVID cohort areas

The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh
Playing our part in the COVID-crisis by transitioning from elective surgery to trauma to support the major acute hospitals.

University Hospital Waterford
 Team Waterford

Best Covid-19 Response: Public sector (Non-Hospital)

Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine
A Collaborative Response by Medical Scientists to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland by developing, validating and providing a sustainable quality diagnostic testing service for SARS-CoV-2

Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick
Suranga Senanayake

HSE - National Ambulance Service
The National Ambulance Service - Providing a COVID -19 screening programme for Ireland's most vulnerable citizens

HSE Digital Transformation Team
HSE Digital Response to Covid- 19 “The Big Bang Disruption in Digital Health”

NDTP HSE- Akara Robotics / Spark Programme
Using UV Disinfection Robots To Minimise CT Scanner Downtime During COVID-19

UCD,RCSI & Mater Misericordiae

Educational Meeting of the Year

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care
 Project ECHO AIIHPC: Webinar series

Conference Partners International
World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM) 2019

HSE Digital Academy
HSE Digital Academy Masters programme & Digital Academy Forum

HSE Spark Innovation Programme
HIHI HSE Spark Ignite 2020

Practice Nurse of the Year

Susan Flanagan
ric Health

Elizabeth Ellard
CHI at Temple Street, Temple Street, Dublin 1

Bill Minnock
Finnstown Medical Centre

Theresa Lowry Lehnen 
 Medical Centre, Institute of Technology Carlow

GP of the Year

sponsored by

Judges choice

Hospital Manager of the Year

Histopathology Biobank, The Centre for Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Pathology
Nomination of Laura Tier, Board Member for Biobank Ireland Trust and Administrator, The Centre for Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Pathology - Our problem solver and change facilitator

Infection Prevention & Control Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
Nomination of Jincy Jerry, Assistant Director of Nursing in Infection Prevention and Control, Mater Hospital; an outstanding leader and an inspirational visionary

Mental Health Initiative of the Year

sponsored by

Children's Health Ireland at Temple Street, Dublin 1
The Development of a Mental Health Well-Being (MHWB) Programme to support Nursing Students in Clinical Practice

 Implementation of a national specialist inpatient Eating Disorder service for children

St Patrick's Mental Health Services
Homecare inpatient service

St Patrick's Mental Health Services
Your Portal

St Paul's Child and Family Care Centre
To deliver the vital mental health service to all children and families within the service to avert a child/family going into family crisis during a pandemic

UHG and Galway Roscommon Mental Health Services (CHW)
Streamlining Access to Emergency Psychiatric Assessments for Covid-19, and Beyond

An Duais Mhór

This unique category winner is announced on-the night. 

The winner is chosen by the judges as the overall outstanding person, project or organisation chosen from all of the category winners.