Four Irish healthcare providers have been declared winners of the 2021 European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) Innovation Awards, announced this month in Troyes, France.
The calibre of entries this year was extremely high and, after successfully making it through the shortlisting process, the finalists virtually presented their projects to the EAHM Scientific Committee and the decision was announced by the General Secretary of the EAHM, Mr Marc Hastert, at the SHEIC Conference.
HMI President, Mr. Tony Canavan has congratulated the winners. “I am absolutely delighted. This is a fantastic achievement and a recognition of those who work in the Irish health services,” he said.
HMI Council Member, Sharon Morrow, who represents the HMI on the EAHM Scientific Committee, also said she was delighted with the panel selection. ”It’s wonderful to see so many Irish winners. I would like to congratulate each of the winners for their innovation and commitment to service improvement,” she said.
Prize winners In the category of projects already implemented were:
- First Prize – University Hospital Waterford, Ireland
Project – Enhancing access to diagnosis & treatment of heart failure
- Second Prize – Northern Ireland Specialist Transport & Retrieval Team (NISTAR).
Project – Implementation of a Paediatric Nurse Led Transport Team between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
- Third Prize – Tallaght University Hospital
Project – Reeves Day Surgery Centre – An innovative Community Based Day Surgery Centre
In the category of projects which were not yet implemented:
First Prize – Dept of Orthopaedics, University Hospital Waterford, National Orthopaedic Spine Centre Mater Misericordiae University Hospital