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Celebrating Excellence at SVUH Staff Recognition Awards!

16th October 2023

We are delighted to share the incredible success of our inaugural SVUH Staff Recognition Awards, a night that truly celebrated the dedication and excellence of our outstanding staff. Held on 6.10.2023 in the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, the event was a testament to the exceptional talent and commitment within our hospital walls.

Our extraordinary award winners are as follows:

Exceptional Patient Experience Award, sponsored by Eurofins Biomnis Ireland: Barbara Whyte, Nursing, Palliative Care. Barbara’s enduring dedication to compassionate care & team-building over two decades makes her an invaluable asset to SVUH and palliative care services.

Clinical Area Innovation Award, sponsored by Cruinn Diagnostics: Sinead Jordan, Nursing, Neurology. Sinead’s outstanding efforts in addressing a critical need within the MS patient care landscape truly stand out.

Non-Clinical Area Innovation Award, sponsored by St.Vincent’s Healthcare Group: Stephen Smyth, Portering, Pharmacy. Stephen’s blend of experience, organisational expertise, and dedication to continuous quality improvement shines bright.

Coaching, Mentoring, Research, Education & Training Award, sponsored by Novartis Ireland: Oonagh Griffin, Nutrition and Dietetics. Oonagh’s expertise as a Dietitian, mentor, researcher, and teacher are extraordinary.

Excellence in Leadership Award, sponsored by RocheNigel Salter, Emergency Department. Nigel’s approachability, openness to ideas, and high standards for patient care are truly exemplary.

Best Team Award, sponsored by Kate CowhigLiver Cancer Team. Their dedication to supporting warriors, celebrating survivors, honouring the taken, and standing with families truly embodies the spirit of compassionate care.

Quality Improvement Award, sponsored by ZellisSandra Baldwin, Tissue Establishment, Blood Bank. Sandra’s leadership as the Tissue Establishment Quality Manager has elevated SVUH’s Stem Cell Transplant service to unprecedented heights.

Unsung Hero Award, sponsored by Zellis: Deirdre McCarthy, Clinical Administration, AMU. Deirdre’s unwavering dedication, positivity, and exceptional work ethic make her a true Unsung Hero.

Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Roche: Donal Murphy. Donal’s exceptional leadership, approachability, and ability to value every team member have set him apart.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Investnet, our sponsors, esteemed panel of judges, SVUH Executive Management Team, prize donors, our MC, Noel Cunningham, and the fantastic band The Strobes, all your contributions added an extra layer of magic to the evening.

We are excited to share a captivating video highlighting the night’s festivities. Watch the video and relive the magic: St. Vincent’s University Hospital Staff Recognition Awards 2023 – YouTube

To view the photo gallery, please visit: St Vincents Hospital – Health Awards

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