2022 NORTHERN IRELAND HEALTHCARE AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

From words spilling with sentiment, to shared celebrations, the heart of the region’s healthcare sector once again joined under one roof for the 2022 Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards.

Marking its 23rd year, the annual event represents an integral opportunity for healthcare professionals from across the diverse disciplines to not only honour the industrious, innovative projects of their peers, but reflect on their own extraordinary work too.

Returning to Belfast’s Europa Hotel, this year’s ceremony – coinciding with the 2022 Northern Ireland Healthcare Conference which took place earlier that day – was compered by renowned journalist Sarah Travers and attracted a guest list of 300-plus industry giants, spearheading service-providers, and budding student enthusiasts.

During the ceremony’s closing moments, Health Minister Robin Swann took to the stage to bestow the 2022 Special Recognition title upon Patricia Donnelly, former Head of the Vaccination Programme in Northern Ireland, for being a forward-thinking and stabilising force throughout the pandemic’s unpredictability.

             Health Minister Robin Swann said: “It has been a huge privilege to attend the 2022 Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards this evening and celebrate our exceptional healthcare professionals. It’s important that we recognise their hard work and dedication, particularly over the past two years in which they been on the frontline of our response to COVID-19.

“I want to personally offer my congratulations to all of this year’s finalists for the tremendous innovation and commitment they have demonstrated. I would also like to pay special tribute to Patricia Donnelly. Patricia’s contribution to Northern Ireland’s vaccination programme has been truly outstanding and this award is so richly deserved.”

Winners in Full

Management of Epilepsy Award sponsored by UCB Pharma – The Paediatric and Neonatal Clinical Psychology Service Team (Northern Health & Social Care Trust)

Primary Care Pharmacy Initiative Award sponsored by Kyron Media – Conor Steele and the Screen Clinical Pharmacy Team

Innovations in Infections Management in Secondary Care Award sponsored by A. Menarini

Farmaceutica Internazionale SRL – The Outpatient COVID-19 Treatment Centre Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust)

Developments in the Management of IBD Award sponsored by Tillotts – The IBD Nursing Service Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust)

Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award sponsored by Ethypharm UK – The Mater Hospital Pharmacy Team (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)

Pharmacy Student Leadership Award sponsored by The Pharmacists’ Defence Association – David Dinneen, Queen’s University Belfast

Management of Inflammatory Skin Conditions sponsored by UBC Pharma – Dr Collette McCourt, Dr Donal O’Kane and Dr Adrian Pendleton (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)

Developments in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis Award sponsored by Novartis – (JOINT WINNERS) Lindsay Kilpatrick and Niamh Turley (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), and the MS Infusion Service Team (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)

Asthma / COPD Project of the Year Award sponsored by Teva UK – The Ambulatory Respiratory Hub Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust)

Advancements in Cardiology Treatment Award sponsored by A. Menarini Farmaceutica Internazionale SRL – The Cardiac Holter Service Team (Northern Health & Social Care Trust)

Management of Substance Dependency Award sponsored by Ethypharm UK – The Drug Outreach Team (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)

Innovation in Rheumatology Service Award sponsored by UCB Pharma – The Ankylosing Spondylitis Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust)

Special Recognition Award – Patricia Donnelly, former Head of the Vaccination Programme in Northern Ireland

Special COVID Achievement Award – The Cardiac Hub Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust)

23rd NORTHERN IRELAND HEALTHCARE AWARDS WINNERS

Management of Epilepsy Award winner, the Paediatric and Neonatal Clinical Psychology Service Team (Northern Health & Social Care Trust), with Andrew Moss, UCB Pharma

Primary Care Pharmacy Initiative Award winner, Conor Steele and the Screen Clinical Pharmacy Team, with Nicola McGarvey, Kyron Media, and Eoghan O’Brien, Community Pharmacist (Bannside Pharmacy)

Innovations in Infections Management in Secondary Care Award winner, the Outpatient COVID-19 Treatment Centre Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust), with Chris Ehinger, A. Menarini Farmaceutica Internationale SRL, and Dr Sara Hedderwick, Consultant in Infectious Diseases (Southern Health & Social Care Trust)

Developments in the Management of IBD Award winner, the IBD Nursing Service Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust), with Sophie Semple and Angela Lambe, Tillotts Pharma, and Dr Andrew Murdock, Consultant Gastroenterologist (Southern Health & Social Care Trust)

Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award winner, the Mater Hospital Pharmacy Team (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), with Kevin Waton, Ethypharm UK, and Eimear McCusker, Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)

Pharmacy Student Leadership Award winner, David Dinneen, Queen’s University Belfast, with Alima Batchelor, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association, and Cathy Harrison, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer

Management of Inflammatory Skin Conditions Award winner, Dr Collette McCourt, Dr Donal O’Kane and Dr Adrian Pendleton (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), with Tony Thakur, UCB Pharma, Dr Brian Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), and Lorraine Gribben, Nursing Sister (Belfast Health and Social Care Trust)

Developments in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis Award joint winner, Lindsay Kilpatrick and Niamh Turley (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), with Fergus McCormack, Novartis

Developments in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis Award joint winner, the MS Infusion Service Team (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), with Fergus McCormack, Novartis

Asthma / COPD Project of the Year Award winner, the Ambulatory Respiratory Hub Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust), with Colm Magee, Teva UK, and Maura Corry, Lead GP Pharmacist (North Belfast)

Advancements in Cardiology Treatment Award winner, The Cardiac Holter Service Team (Northern Health & Social Care Trust), with Chris Ehinger, A. Menarini Farmaceutica Internationale SRL

Management of Substance Dependency Award winner, the Drug Outreach Team (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), with Ken Sutherland, Ethypharm UK

Innovation in Rheumatology Service Award winner, with Nikki Buckley, UCB Pharma, and Jane Whiteman, Rheumatology Pharmacist (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)

Special Recognition Award winner, Patricia Donnelly, Head of the Vaccination Programme in Northern Ireland, with Health Minister Robin Swann

Special COVID Achievement Award winner, the Cardiac Hub Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust)

23rd NORTHERN IRELAND HEALTHCARE AWARDS GALLERY