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2022 Nursing and Midwifery HEART Award Winners announced at MRHP

 2022 Nursing and Midwifery HEART Award Winners announced at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise

The 2022 Nursing and Midwifery HEART Award winners have just been announced at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise (MRHP). HEART is an acronym which stands for Honesty Empathy, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork. This is the second time the hospital has held the awards.

Speaking at the awards ceremony the Interim Director of Nursing at MRHP Fiona Moore said, “All of the nominees and winners were chosen by their fellow nursing and midwifery staff, on the wards. These are the people who work very closely with them on a daily basis. It is a great honour for anyone to be nominated by their colleagues and I was delighted as I read through the nominations to see how the core values of care, compassion and commitment are truly being delivered by our Nursing and Midwifery team here at MRHP.”

The 2022 Nursing and Midwifery HEART Award Winners at MRHP are as follows;

Nurse of the Year - Martina Ruane Donovan, Staff Nurse in the Day Services Department.

Nurse Leader of the Year - Ciara McHugh, Clinical Nurse Manager 3 Theatre and Endoscopy.

Developing Practice Nurse or Midwife of the Year - Olivia Foster, Resuscitation Training Officer.

Midwife Leader of the Year  - Michelle Mahon, Clinical Midwife Manager 2 and  shift leader in the Maternity Department.

Midwife of the year - Carmel Abbey Senior Staff Midwife in the Midwifery Department.

HEART Award Winners 2022

Presenting the Midwife Leader of the Year award on behalf of the Director of Midwifery, Emma Mullins Assistant Director of Midwifery said, “It is an honour and a privilege to work alongside colleagues who every day demonstrate exemplary leadership attributes. All nominees for the awards display an excellent standard of practice and professionalism and are committed to providing safe high quality woman centred care.”

Speaking as the 2022 awards were announced in Portlaoise Áine Lynch the Interim Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery with the Dublin Midland Hospital Group said, “I would like to acknowledge the work and commitment of the nurses and midwives in Portlaoise Hospital. These awards give us all a chance to say a heartfelt thank you and to recognise your outstanding professionalism in sometimes challenging and difficult situations. Please keep up the good work.”

Also commenting on the awards, the Interim General Manager of MRHP Kathleen Ward said, “It has been wonderful to hear of all the things our nurses and midwife’s do to ensure their patients receive the best quality of care here at MRHP. Their dedication is clear and I would like to take this opportunity to offer my appreciation for all their hard work and continued valued service to the hospital.”

Group Picture –Names Lt to Rt : Front row; Michelle Mahon CMM 2., Second row; Olivia Foster CNM2, Martina Ruane Donovan Staff Nurse, Carmel Abbey Senior Staff Midwife. Ciara McHugh CNM 3 (Endoscopy). Third Row; Fiona Moore Interim DON, Margaret O Donoghue RCNME, Dr Mary Nolan NMPDU, Aine Lynch Chief DONM DMHG, Emma Mullins Ass DOM, Dr Karn Cliffe DONM DMHG