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Public Health Nurses honoured for outstanding work at annual award ceremony

May 07, 2019

The outstanding work carried out by Ireland’s Public Health Nurses was celebrated on May 1 at an annual awards ceremony organised by the Institute of Community Health Nursing. The awards were created to recognise the excellence and care of community health nurses throughout Ireland, honouring their dedication, hard work and commitment to their local community.

Public Health Nurses carry out invaluable work in communities all over Ireland, helping older patients to remain living at home. 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.

The winners were:

  • Aileen Carrig, who was presented with her award by Páraic Curtis, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Dublin West.
  • Rachel Long, who was presented with two awards including the Overall Nursing Award 2019 by Deirdre Murray, General Manager of Home Instead Senior Care in Cork South.
  • Margaret Dwyer, who was presented with her award by Michael McElligott, General Manager of Home Instead Senior Care in Ballsbridge.
  • Jane Dare, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Hugh McGauran, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Rathfarnham.
  • And Mabel Murtagh, Catriona Rigney and Sarah Mahon, who were presented with a group award by Páraic Curtis and Hugh McGauran.

Home Instead congratulates all the winners for the outstanding work they’ve delivered within their communities, and thanks the other nominees and indeed every Public Health Nurse in the country for the work they do in their organised efforts to care for patients at home.

 ICHN awards group