Judging Process

Who are our Judges?

The Irish Healthcare Awards prides itself on the credibility, transparency, professionalism and inclusiveness of the judging process. Some of the country’s most respected physicians, educators, patient advocates, healthcare leaders and representatives of the healthcare private sector ensure that these values are upheld throughout our judging. With substantial and wide individual experience, as a panel they combine to provide definitive and comprehensive expertise across all areas of Irish healthcare.


Each Judge will review each written submission with any supporting material, and judge them against the category criteria, scoring them on their individual merit. The judging panel will then meet to discuss their findings and scores, and decide the outright winner and, where appropriate, the runners-up or highly-commended candidates.

As well as choosing the winners and finalists of each category, the judges also choose an overall ‘An Duais Mhór’ winner - the overall outstanding person, project or organisation chosen from all of the category winners.