The ICHN Nurse Awards 2015 sponsored by HomeInstead Senior Care.  

At the ICHN AGM, Tuesday September 8, four public health nurses were recognised for the exceptional care they provide and their commitment to promoting Public Health Nursing in the community

Nominees for the ICHN Annual Award are highly commended for their Professional commitment to nursing in the community and for their work in the promotion and development of best practice and services for identified health needs of varying population groups.

Those awarded have committed to their professional development ensuring that all practice delivered by them is evidenced based and will enhance the quality of care of their patients and the community at large.

Ms Patricia Devers Continence Advisor Mayo PCCC Hse West was the overall winner at the ICHN Annual Awards, in addition to being named Regional Winner West for her caring and leadership in clinical practice development in addition to her active sharing and pursuit of knowledge re her specialism so that she can deliver the best quality driven service for her population group

The regional awards were presented to:

Regional Winner: Midlands – Ms Patricia Mc Loughlin PHN Nurse Specialist Child Health and Development, Arden Health Centre Tullamore Co Offaly, HSE Midlands.

Regional Winner: South – Ms Mary Creedon PHN/ Lactation Consultant Macroom Primary Care Centre and Rylane Health Centre Hse South

Regional Winner: East – Ms Sinead Lawlor PHN Kilcock Health Centre Co Kildare HSE Eastern Region

Speaking at the awards Ms. Johanna Downey President, commented On behalf of the ICHN and the Public Health Nursing service the executive council wish to extend a sincere gratitude for their initiative and motivation in the workplace. Those awarded continually go above and beyond in the care they provide within their community”

Ed Murphy, CEO and Co-Founder of Home Instead Senior Care Ireland “The work Public Health Nurses do in their communities is invaluable. At Home Instead we always maintain that where possible keeping patients at home, where they feel most comfortable and secure is always the best scenario. I would like to congratulate all of the winners today for their tireless work within their communities”