HSE celebrates the work of Health Service Staff at the Annual Health Service Excellence Awards

HSE Press Release:

Thursday, 15th September 2022

Today, (15th September 2022) the HSE showcased and celebrated examples of the great work that is happening every day across our health service at the Health Service Excellence Awards.

The Health Service Excellence Awards encourage and inspire people to develop better health services. The awards also promote shared learning for other teams through our awards success stories. Some examples of this year’s winning projects include teams who have provided Covid-19 testing in homeless services, QUIT smoking services for pregnant women, and sexual health promotion for students.

Paul Reid, HSE CEO, highlights the importance of the projects celebrated at the Awards: “I am especially cognisant that the projects reflect the values of Sláintecare - providing the right care at the right time in the right place and in developing change to bring services closer to our public.  I am also a believer that embracing changes that deliver person-centred care are more rewarding for our staff. A positive working environment for staff results in a positive experience for our service users.”

Anne Marie Hoey, HSE National Director of HR added: “The entries to this year’s awards demonstrate an integrated approach, using innovative practices, systems or technologies which are delivering enhanced services provision.  The projects also show the collaboration aspects of teams working together and sharing knowledge and experience, problem solving and decision making.”

Speaking at the event today, Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly said: “The projects shortlisted and the category winners of the annual HSE Excellence Awards are great examples of the work that happens every day across our health service. Congratulations to all involved and many thanks for your commitment to improving services in both a patient-centred, innovative way.”

HSE Excellence Award Winners 2022:

Improving Patient Experience -  This category is for projects that demonstrate how a service was improved for service users – for example better patient access, better information for patients, and showcase transferability of this service improvement.

The Category Winners are from HSE Community Healthcare Dublin North City and County Social Inclusion (Homeless Services) & Ana Liffey Project for their project titled ‘Rapid Covid-19 LAMP testing in Dublin Homeless Services’.

Innovation in Service Delivery - The award for this project is for projects that implement a solution to make services better, demonstrating efficiency, sustainability and value for money.

The Category Winners are from Mid West Community Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy Services for their project titled ‘MWCH Mobile Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) Service’.

Excellence in Quality & Patient Safety - Show how your project made things better and improved the quality and patient safety for the patient/service user/client.

The Category Winners are from Health & Wellbeing Department in South East Community Healthcare for their project titled ‘Supporting Pregnant Women & Extended Family to Quit & Stay Quit’.

Engaging a Digital solution to provide a better service - Describe how your project utilised a digital solution in order to improve a process in your area.

The Category Winners are from Beaumont Hospital, in the RCSI Hospital Group for their project titled ‘Implementation of Infection Manager System’.

Right Care Right Place Right Time – Sláintecare Integration - Show how your project demonstrates resilience and innovation in the Irish Health Service. 

The category Winners are from Student Health Service, Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest (TUS) supported by Midlands Louth Meath Community Healthcare – for their project titled ‘An Integrated Student Sexual Health, Contraception & Health Promotion Service’.

For further information, see www.hse.ie/excellenceawards

Last updated on: 15 / 09 / 2022