The culmination of the hotly-contested process – which involved an interview stage led by esteemed panels of judges – was a packed-out ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel. Television Presenter Pamela Ballantine once again took on the role of host for the evening, as the winners were unveiled before a 300-plus audience of industry stalwarts, students, and service providers.
Keeping apace with the region’s ever-evolving delivery of healthcare services, 10 awards were up for grabs. With the categories spanning the different corners of the profession, the titles ranged from Community Pharmacist of the Year, and Innovation in Rheumatology Service, to Managing Substance Dependency in the Community, and Pharmacy Student Leadership.
As the ceremony reached its closing moments for the 21st year, the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was announced – Professor Peter Passmore in recognition of his tremendous contributions to Aging and Geriatric Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast and beyond.
This year, the Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards was delighted to raise much-needed funds for its sponsored charity, Crohn’s and Colitis UK (Northern Ireland).