Irish Health Care Awards 2020 Winners
 This was an exceptionally competitive year for entries, so congratulations to
 all the winners and those who were highly commended for this year's Irish Health Care Awards!

An Duais Mhór
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Winner
National Ambulance Service


Best Covid-19 Response: Public sector (Hospital)
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Winner
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital - Geriatrician Led Assisted Discharge (GLAD) Programme: Telemedicine support for community dwelling vulnerable elderly and nursing home residents in north Dublin

1st Commendation
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.

2nd Commendation
St Vincent's University Hospital
EDITH - Emergency Department in the Home


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

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

1st Commendation
HSE Digital Transformation Team
HSE Digital Response to Covid- 19 “The Big Bang Disruption in Digital Health”

2nd Commendation 
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.


Best Response to COVID-19- Not-for-profit
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Winner
Together Ireland/ Nasc The Covid19 World Service

1st commendation
Heroes Aid - Heroes Aid


Best Response to COVID-19- Private Sector
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Winner
RedZinc Services Ltd BlueEye Clinic video consultation to keep clinics open during COVID-19

1st Commendation
patientMpower
COVID-19 Remote Monitoring Programme

2nd commendation
Healthwave
CareBot


Best Use of Information Technology
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Winner
DermView DermView Teledermatology

1st Commendation 
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.

2nd Commendation
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.


Best Use of Social Media

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

1st Commendation 
HSE- Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services
Change Your Mind Festival 2020 - Live on Facebook


Educational Meeting of the Year

Winner
HSE Digital Academy
HSE Digital Academy Masters Programme & Digital Academy Forum

1st Commendation 
Conference Partners International
World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM) 2019

2nd Commendation
HSE Spark Innovation Programme
HIHI HSE Spark Ignite 2020


Educational Project of the Year – General Practice/Pharmacy

Winner
Banagher Family Practice
Operational Guide for Safe and Effective Delivery of Diabetes Chronic Disease Management in a Covid World


Excellence in Healthcare Management
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Winner
Beaumont Hospital - National Thrombectomy Service Improvement Strategy

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


GP of the Year
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Winner
President of the Irish College of General Practitioners on behalf of all of the general practitioners in Ireland for the role they have all played during the Covid-19 pandemic - Dr Margaret O’ Riordan


Hospital Manager of the Year

Winner
Jincy Jerry, Assistant Director of Nursing in Infection Prevention and Control, Mater Hospital - Infection Prevention & Control Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

1st Commendation
Laura Tier, Board Member for Biobank Ireland Trust and Administrator, The Centre for Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Pathology - Histopathology Biobank, The Centre for Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Pathology







 Hospital Project of the Year
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Winner
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department CHI at Temple Street - The introduction of paediatric day-case tonsillectomy in CHI at Temple street.

1st Commendation
Children's Health Ireland - CHI Food Challenge Pop Up Day Ward

2nd Commendation
Children's health Ireland at Crumlin - The Psychological Impact of Covid-19 on healthcare staff working in PICU and Coping Strategies Used


Lifetime Achievement

Winner
Professor Moira O'Brien, Osteoporosis Consultant - President of the Irish Osteoporosis Society Charity


Mental Health Initiative of the Year
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Winner
St Patrick's Mental Health Services - Homecare inpatient service

1st Commendation
UHG and Galway Roscommon Mental Health Services (CHW) - Streamlimg Access to Emergency Psychiatric Assessments for Covid-19, and Beyond.

2nd Commendation
HSE Linn Dara CAMHS - Implementation of a national specialist inpatient Eating Disorder service for children


NCHD Project of the Year

Winner
Department of Paediatrics, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth - Virtual Voyage

1st Commendation
MED Directorate, St James's Hospital, Dublin 2 Go with the Flow

2nd Commendation
Rotunda Hospital Dublin - Virtual Gynaecology Clinic


Nursing & Midwifery Project of the Year

Winner
Huddle Up - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth

1st Commendation
Oncology Unit, OLOLH, Drogheda, Co. Louth - 
A shared decision-making framework to improve communication in cancer care


Outpatient Initiative of the Year

Winner
Rotunda Hospital - Ireland first Manual Vacuum Aspiration Clinic

1st Commendation 
St Vincent's Hospital Group, National Ambulance Service, St Columcille's Hospital - Wicklow Frailty Response Team


Patient Education Project of the Year - Non-Pharmaceutical

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

1st Commendation 
CHI at Temple Street - Ketogenic Diet Therapy for Epilepsy - An online patient education programme


Patient Education Project of the Year — Pharmaceutical

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

1st Commendation 
Arthritis Ireland - supported by MSD - My RA Story


Patient Lifestyle Education Project of the Year

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Winner
Asthma Society of Ireland - Asthma Safetycare

1st Commendation 
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital - Virtual Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Respiratory Conditions.

2nd Commendation
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


Practice Nurse of the Year

Winner
Theresa Lowry Lehnen - Medical Centre, Institute of Technology Carlow 


Public Health Initiative of the Year

Winner
Marie Keating Foundation and Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd and FleishmanHillard Glam Up Your Bra


Research Paper of the Year

Winner
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

1st Commendation
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

2nd Commendation 
National Stroke Thrombectomy Service - A Standardized Aspiration-First Approach for Thrombectomy to Increase Speed and Improve Recanalization Rates


Student Project of the Year

Winner
UL Healthy Heroes - A student-run program that promotes healthy living and overall well-being in school-aged children. We use an interdisciplinary approach to the program, ensuring that the children also learn about the various professionals that play a role in a healthcare team.

1st Commendation
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


Surgical Advancement of the Year

Winner
UCD - UCD Centre for Precision Surgery 








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