Having firmly embedded itself in the fabric of Northern Ireland tradition, we have been counting the days until our annual opportunity to express gratitude to the sterling members of our health service. And that time is finally upon us – with the 20th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards.              



Cast your eyes over our final contenders – and their paths to success so far.



A fantastic evening in Belfast, enjoyed by all. View this years award winners here.

20th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards

NI Healthcare Awards Celebrates Two Decades of Rewarding Industry Excellence

Two major consistencies have framed the region’s healthcare arena throughout the last 20 years; the passion exuded by those delivering care to patients, and the sector’s susceptibility to change.

However, another 20-year staple sought to honour these themes recently – as the Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards celebrated two decades of existence.

Asthma / COPD Project of the Year winner, Dr Dara O’Donoghue, Barbara Maxwell and Team, Northern Ireland Regional Paediatric Asthma Initiative, with Mark Osborne, TEVA Respiratory, and Dr Rory Convery, Consultant Respiratory Physician (Southern Health & Social Care Trust)
Community Pharmacy Collaborative Working Award winner, Jonathan Lloyd, Deirdre McCloskey and PACT Community Pharmacists, IMPACTAgewell® Partnership, with Cathy Harrison, Acting Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Department of Health, and Raymond Anderson, Andersons Pharmacy
Diabetes Project of the Year Award winner, Dr Ian Wallace and Dr Ailish Nugent, Belfast City Hospital Diabetes Service (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), with Coirle Butler, Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Dr Glynis Magee, Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)
Heart Failure Management Award winner, Dr Lana Dixon and the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust Heart Failure Team, with Sharon Coyle, Novartis, Dr Patrick Donnelly, Consultant Cardiologist (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust), Karen Darragh, Consultant Cardiologist (Northern Health & Social Care Trust), and Dr Ian Menown, Consultant Cardiologist (Southern Health & Social Care Trust)
Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award winner, Karen Miller and the Medicines Optimisation for Older People Intermediate Care Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust), with Kevin Waton, Ethypharm, and Eimear McCusker, Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management (Belfast Health & Social Care)
Innovation in Rheumatology Service Award winner, Jane Whiteman, Pharmacy Department, Musgrave Park Hospital, with Rheumatology Consultants (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), with Patrick Thompson, UCB Pharma, Katrina Walker, UCB Pharma, Dr Gary Meenagh (Northern Health & Social Care Trust), and Dr Adrian Pendleton (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)
Innovative Developments in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award winner, Ruth Hall and the Self-Management / Flare Card Project Team, trust-wide healthcare and PHA collaboration, with Debbie Pullen, Tillotts Pharma, and Dr Andrew Murdock, Consultant Gastroenterologist (Southern Health & Social Care Trust)
Management of Rheumatic Disease in Women of Childbearing Age Award winner, Dr Nicola Maiden and the Craigavon Rheumatology Biologics Team (Southern Health & Social Care Trust), with Glyn Sheriston, UCB Pharma, and Dr Gary Wright, Consultant Rheumatologist (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)
Most Innovative Use of an eHealth Solution to Improve Patient Care and Safety Award winner, Claire Russell and the District Nursing Service Team (Southern Health & Social Care Trust), with John Kelly, ‎InterSystems, and Claire Buchner, Regional Chief Clinical Information Officer for Nursing, Public Health Agency
Pharmacy Student Leadership Award winner, Eimear Cassidy, Queen’s University Belfast, with Mark Koziol, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association, and Leon O'Hagan, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association
Special Recognition Award winner, Janice Smyth, Director of the Royal College of Nursing in Northern Ireland, with Janice Matthews, Essity, and Professor Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland
Patrick Allen and Tony Tham
Ali Stunt, Kerry Irvine and Lu Constable
The UCB team
The TEVA team
The Novartis team
Steven Winks, John Kelly and Scott Burnside
Awards Room
Robert and Margaret Graham
Pratiti Nanda and Christine Hartmann
Paul McGreevy and Louise McMahon
Pamela Bell and Derek Taylor
Mike McGaw, Coirle Butler, Freda Williamson and Janet Moore
Louise Hand, Heather Bell and Arlene Graham
Lindsay McGirr, Karen Miller, Jean Patterson, Isabelle Thompson, Kevin Madden and Leona Doherty
Lezley-Anne Hanna, Walter Wong, Emma Beck and David Cargin
Lesley Kennedy, Barbara Maxwell and Dara O’Donoghue
Jonathan Lloyd and Deirdre McCloskey
Jennifer Barklie and Gillian Morrow
Diane Williams and Rachael Smyth
Claire Russell, Debbie Tumilty and Sharon McKinstry
Chris Flannagan, Diane Leicester-Hallam and Mel Carbado
Anne Sweeney and Eileen Beggan
Alistair McKinley and Brendan Moore
Dr George and Eleanor O’Neill
Linda Gregory and Joanne Crawford

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