Irish Healthcare Awards 2018 Shortlist

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Congratulations to our shortlisted entries - our judges really had their work cut out for them due to the high quality of entries. Book your seats for the Awards night taking place on the 17 October by clicking here

Best Use of Information Technology - Hospital

  • Galway University Hospitals: Reducing Missed Hospital Outpatient Appointments and Waiting Lists
  • National Office of Clinical Audit /Irish Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeons/ HSE OCIO/ Open App: Irish National Orthopaedic Register
  • Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin: Development of a Paediatric CF Self-Management App
  • Temple Street Children’s University Hospital: Diabetes Care Pathway
  • Temple Street Children’s University Hospital: Introducing Computerised Traceability for Tracking Baby Infant Formula Using GS1 Standards


Best Use of Information Technology - Other

  • Affidea Diagnostics Ireland: CT Dose Excellence
  • Dublin City University: PATHway
  • National HR Directorate, Health Service Executive: National Health and Safety Function Training Team, Workplace Health and Wellbeing
  • National University of Ireland, Galway: MARIO ¬— Managing Active and Healthy Ageing with use of Caring Service Robots
  • Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, Trinity College Dublin: ProAct
  • Vhi Online Doctor: videoDoc

 


Best Use of Social Media

  • Asthma Society of Ireland (in collaboration with the HSE and COPD Ireland): World Asthma Day 
  • Irish College of General Practitioners: #BEAGP campaign
  • safefood: Chefbot


Educational Meeting of the Year

  • Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine: BioMedica 2018
  • All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care: Palliative Care and Disabilities: Impact of Legislation to Improve Quality of Life and Realise Human Rights (Seminar) 
  • Complex Regional Pain Cork 2017 Committee: CRPS Cork 2017
  • Irish Student Health Association: Irish Student Health Association 2018 Conference
  • National Clinical Programme for Older People: National Frailty Education Programme
  • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland: The Opportunity to Eliminate HPV Cancers

 

Educational Project of the Year – General Practice/Pharmacy

Judges’ Choice

 

Excellence in Healthcare Management

Sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland

  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital: Omega: Co-design of the Patient Pathway to Three Rehabilitation Sites (Cappagh, Clements Unit and Clontarf)
  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital: Quality Care from the Point of Entry: Transforming Takeover of Care in Medicine
  • Medsource Medical Services: GPReferral.ie
  • University Hospital Waterford/Caredoc CIT: Patient Pathways Hospital to Home 



GP of the Year

Sponsored by Bon Secours Health System 

  • Dr Annraoi Finnegan: ICGP
  • Maitiu O Tuathail: Health Service Executive
  • Dr Andrew Sargaison: Kiltormer Health Centre
  • Dr Lyuda Shkrobot: SIMS IVF Clinic



Hospital Project of the Year
Sponsored by Vhi

  • Aoibheann’s Pink Tie: Emergency Pack
  • Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) Service Improvement Team: Developing a Model Line for Older Persons in IEHG
  • Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (Cardiology): Shared Care of Paediatric Heart Transplantation between Ireland and England (SoPHIE)
  •  Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (Orthopaedics): Pelvic Osteotomies for the Developmental Dyspasia of the Hip
  • St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny/ Ireland East Hospital Group: Geriatric Emergency Service (GEMS)
  • University Hospital Waterford: Multidisciplinary Geriatric Oncology Clinic


Innovative GP Project of the Year

Judges’ Choice


NCHD Project of the Year

Judges’ Choice

 

Nursing Project of the Year

  • Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital: Bone Health Compliance in Patients Presenting with Fragility Fracture
  • Cork Mental Health Service (HSE South): Increasing the Capacity and Capability of Future Service Demand in the Cork Mental Health Services by Introducing a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course and Training Pathway for Registered Psychiatric Nurses.
  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital: Reaching out to the homeless
  • Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (Nursing): The Nursing Huddle in a Children’s Hospital
  • Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (Orthopaedic Nursing): A Virtual Clinic for the Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

 


Outpatient Initiative of the Year

  • Fetal Medicine Department, National Maternity Hospital & the Neurosurgical Department, Temple St Hospital: The Fetal Neurosurgical Clinic
  • Oncology Department University Hospital Galway: Community Oncology Programme
  • Rotunda Hospital: Outpatient Midwifery Induction of Labour Initiative 
  • South Wexford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service: Experiencing Success: A Gymnastics Group Partnership Programme for Children with ADHD
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital: Introducing a Clinical Pharmacist to a Haematology/Oncology Outpatients Ward at SVPH 
  • Vista Eye Clinic: Reducing Ophthalmology Hospital Outpatient Waiting Times by the Provision of Community Ophthalmic Care


 

Patient Education Project of the Year – Pharmaceutical
Sponsored by Four Health

  • Amgen/IQVIA: OPTIMAL Osteoporosis Education Programme
  • Arthritis Ireland:  #SeeMe campaign
  • Novartis Ireland, with the Irish Heart Foundation, Croí, and the Heartbeat Trust supported by Edelman: Stand Up to Heart Failure 
  • Pfizer Healthcare Ireland supported by Edelman: #todayisbetter campaign 
  • Roche Products (Ireland) Limited, FleishmanHillard Dublin, Multiple Sclerosis Ireland: The MSunderstood Café
  • The Marie Keating Foundation: Listen to Your Lungs campaign 


Patient Education Project of the Year – Non-Pharmaceutical
Supported by Edelman

  • All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care: Palliative Care Week 2017
  • Asthma Society of Ireland: Asthma Society Adviceline
  • Fighting Blindness: Retina Public Engagement Day 2017
  • Irish Cancer Society: Online Lung Health Symptom Checker to Promote Lung Cancer Awareness and Early Detection
  • Medical Research Charities Group: The MRCG Shared Learning Group: Supporting Patient Organisations in Health Research Patient & Public Involvement 
  • The Marie Keating Foundation: I Gave a Sh*t — Bowel Screening Campaign 

 


Patient Lifestyle Education Project of the Year
Sponsored by Vhi

  • Heart Failure Support Unit, Nenagh Hospital, UL Hospital Group: Enhancing Patient Self-Care and Quality of Life Through a Nurse-led Multidisciplinary Disease and Lifestyle Management Programme 
  • Irish Cancer Society: Manual for Men
  • Perrigo (NiQuitin) and Walsh PR: #QuitToFit campaign
  • safefood with Wilson Hartnell and Target McConnells: Burger Fever 

 


Patient Organisation Project of the Year
Sponsored by Benecol

  • Ag Éisteacht: ABLE Training
  • IPPOSI—Irish Platform for Patient Organisations Science & Industry: IPPOSI Patient Education Programme
  • Irish Lung Fibrosis Associaton: ILFA 15
  • The Irish Haemophilia Society, supported by Roche and FleishmanHillard: Irish Haemophilia Society — 50th Anniversary

 


Pharmaceutical Social Commitment Project of the Year

  • Boots Ireland & Irish Cancer Society Partnership: Boots Ireland & Irish Cancer Society Partnership
  • MSD: MSD Ireland — MSD for Mothers 

 

Practice Manager of the Year

  • Leanne Rawle: Jervis Medical Centre
  • Terri Rogers: Gurteen Family Practice
  • Sharon Ryan Kelly: Kiltormer Health Centre

 

Practice Nurse of the Year

Sponsored by the Irish Practice Nurses Association 

  • Mary Finnegan
  • Marsha Harmon
  • Josephine Heward  
  • Grainne Murphy 

 

 

Public Health Initiative of the Year
Sponsored by the Irish Medtech Association 

  • Irish Cancer Society: HPV Vaccination Alliance
  • Roche Products (Ireland) Limited, FleishmanHillard Dublin, Multiple Sclerosis Ireland: The MSunderstood Café

 

Research Paper of the Year

  • Fiona Roberts and Rachel Jooste, Global Capnography Project (GCAP): Implementation of Capnography in Malawi – an International Anaesthesia Quality Improvement Project
  • Dr Lynn Robb, Department of Pain Medicine, St James’s Hospital: Evaluation of Spinal Cord Stimulation/ Back Surgery  
  • Dr Matthew Lee, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgical SpR, HSE Ireland: Trends in Farmyard Injuries
  • Dr Suzanne Crowe, Paediatric Critical Care Unit, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin: Vaccine — Preventable Admissions

 


Student Project of the Year
Sponsored by Wilson Hartnell

  • Department of Breast and General Surgery, Letterkenny University Hospital and Donegal Clinical Research Academy Ireland: Colorectal Post-Operative Infective Complications Worsen Oncological Outcomes: A meta-analysis
  • Department of Biopharmaceutical and Medical Science, Department of Histopathology, MRHT, and the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine: The Association of the Human Papillomavirus with P16INK4A in Head and Neck Cancer
  • UCD Medical Society: The Student Medical Summit 

 


Sustainable Healthcare Project of the Year
Sponsored by Abbvie 

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown: Purchasing for Safety:  Enhancing Financial Stewardship and Advancing the role of the Pharmacy Technician within a Medication Safety Paradigm

HSE Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit: Mentoring — Women in Leadership

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin: Establishment of Risky Huddles in a Children’s Hospital

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (Social and Health Care Rheumatology): The Strength and Wellness Group in the Development of Self-Management Skills in a Paediatric Rheumatology Population

Sligo University Hospital: The Leitrim Community Outreach Model: Delivering High-Performance Cardiac Rehabilitation 

 

An Duais Mhór

Judges’ Choice

 


Lifetime Achievement Award

Judges’ Choice

 

 

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