Ireland Scoops the Pool at the 2021 EAHM Innovation Awards

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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

The Reeves Day Surgery Team
The Reeves Day Surgery Team
Front row from the left – Anne Hennessy, Caitriona Kiernan, Dr Pat O’Callaghan and Kelly Huish
Back row from the left- Joy Hogan and  Norma Caples
Front row from the left – Anne Hennessy, Caitriona Kiernan, Dr Pat O’Callaghan and Kelly Huish
Back row from the left- Joy Hogan and Norma Caples
Some of the winning UHW team
Front row from left, Susan Murphy, Clinical  Specialist Physiotherapist and Professor May Cleary, Consultant Orthopaedic Lead, University Hospital, Waterford/
Back row from left, Orla Kavanagh, Director of Nursing UHW, and Ben O’Sullivan, Operations Manager, UHW.