Beaumont Hospital, Dublin won two awards at the National HR Leadership & Management Awards 2018.
The hospital’s HR Recruitment Team, led by Aidan McGrath, Head of Recruitment, won the Best Public Sector HR Initiative and the Most Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategy.
Most Effective recruitment and retention strategy 2018
The citation read – Recruitment and retention of nurses has become one of the biggest challenges facing hospitals across Ireland and the UK. The Beaumont Hospital HR Department, through innovative means, has delivered on ambitious goals to hire large numbers of high quality nursing staff in short timelines and in a highly competitive market. The result of this initiative has enabled the hospital to open additional capacity to support the flow of patients through the Hospital thus ensuring Beaumont Hospital continues to deliver a positive patient experience to patients attending the Emergency Department. Equally importantly the strategy has brought the staff nurse vacancy rate in the Hospital to its lowest level in over 15 years.
Best Public Sector HR Initiative 2018
The citation read – The winter period is the busiest period for our national hospitals. In advance of this extremely busy time, the Beaumont Hospital HR Department launched a ‘winter hiring initiative’ to support the organisation’s objective to open additional capacity during the busy winter period. The outcome of this initiative facilitated the Hospital’s overall objective to open the HDU and St. Martin’s as additional capacity in order to adequately manage patient throughput for the winter period. The outcome was demonstrable as a sharp reduction of the number of patients on trolleys occurred in comparison to previous years.