The Benecol® story began, in 1989, when professor Ingmar Wester developed plant stanol ester. This enabled the development of high quality food products with added plant stanol ester for effective cholesterol lowering. In 1995, the first Benecol® product with added plant stanol ester was launched in Finland.
Benecol® Ireland now offers a range of tasty foods with added plant stanols, including yogurt drinks, yogurts and spreads. The cholesterol lowering efficacy of plant stanols in Benecol® foods has been proven in over 80 clinical studies. Many international guidelines such as the 2019 ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias, recommend the use of plant stanols as part of healthy lifestyle changes.
Simply having 2g of plant stanols daily, with meals, can lower your cholesterol by 10% on average in 2-3 weeks*. For more information on how Benecol® products work, alone or in combination with cholesterol lowering medication, come and chat to us at our exhibitor booth or visit our website: www.benecol.ie/hcp
*Plant stanol ester has been shown to lower cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. A daily intake of 1.5–2.4g plant stanols lowers cholesterol by 7–10% in 2–3 weeks.
Challenge are a leading provider of medical and dental indemnity insurance in Ireland. We provide comprehensive coverage and prompt medico-legal support services at very competitive rates to the private healthcare industry nationwide.
Clanwilliam Group is a global family of businesses committed to healthcare, technology and services.
From GP software systems to healthcare communication tools, Clanwilliam Group products and services have been helping millions of healthcare professionals worldwide to provide more efficient and safer healthcare to patients for decades.
DermView Dermatology helping hospitals provide patients rapid access to a consultant dermatologists for diagnosis and care pathways.Why wait have patients waiting months for a diagnosis if they only have to wait days.
Elis offers a complete textile rental and laundry service developed to cater for the unique needs of the Irish Healthcare sector including resident’s clothing for the Irish Nursing Home sector. Our offer includes bed & bath linen, scrubs, mats, mops and washroom facilities, delivered with operational efficiency, reliability, attentiveness, insight and Innovation.We foster a culture of vigilance and compliance among our staff and contractors and are proud to be the first healthcare laundry facility in Ireland and the UK to have pioneered a comprehensive, effective, and independently certified system for assuring safety and cleanliness of laundered textiles.
GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit, member-owned, standards development organisation. We are best known for providing a system of unique numbers, data carriers (e.g. barcodes and radio frequency identification tags) and information sharing standards, relevant to products, relationships, assets, locations, services and processes.We help healthcare and other sectors to make their processes and solutions safer through the use of standardized identification, barcoding and tracking of products, assets, people, locations and more.GS1 Ireland is actively working the HSE, Hospitals, Suppliers and other stakeholders to embed the standards in their systems and processes enabling seamless track and trace from manufacturer to the patient bedside.GS1 standards enable the globally unique identification of every person, every product and every place. With this information we can be sure who did what to whom, when, where, with what and why.This delivers enhanced patient safety, reduced clinical variation and improved operational efficiency.
Medguard Professional Healthcare Supplies is an Irish family-owned business based in Ashbourne, Co Meath. Medguard Professional Healthcare Supplies are recognized as one of Ireland's leading supplies of medical devices and consumable products, distributing all over Ireland.
As a people focused business our key account Managers believe in long term business relationships built on mutual trust and reliability. We believe in building exceptional relationships with our customers by tailoring to your needs and requirements. Please contact our customer service team to learn more about the Medguard way.
Medisec is an Irish company committed to arranging professional medical indemnity insurance and providing assistance, support and peace of mind for its members for almost 30 years.
Our business arrangement with MedPro allows us to arrange competitive contractual occurrence professional medical indemnity insurance for GPs. No other competitor in the market can offer that. In collaborating with MedPro, we are proud to work with an international insurance company with the highest level of stability and strength in the global marketplace.
Medisec’s work is supported by dynamic, client-focused membership and legal teams in Dublin. Our focus is always on supporting and protecting our members, and we invest strongly in what differentiates our offering, by recruiting talented, experienced, empathetic professionals who understand and live our culture. Have you experienced Medisec’s unrivalled support and service? Call us to find out how we can support and protect you, with total peace of mind.
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The National Maternity Hospital Foundation raises funds for the National Maternity Hospital which provides world class perinatal, neonatal, and maternal care to more than 8,000 patients every year.
Driven by our desire to help babies to arrive, survive and thrive, our focus is on advancing maternal and neonatal care in Ireland. We raise vital funds to invest in research, to provide vital equipment and technology within the hospital, and to support the work of the care teams and support services caring for mothers and tiny babies at the National Maternity Hospital 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
OxyGeneration is a private state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy clinic based in Galway, Ireland. We have a purpose built 14-seat chamber which safely creates the required pressurised environment and pure oxygen to breathe during a session.It is a painless and non-invasive therapy used in hospitals all over the world (including University Hospital Galway). It has been considered an adjunct medicine for a range of medical conditions, from serious infections, wounds (e.g. diabetic foot ulcers or radiation injury) to sports injury. It is also used to speed up or improve recovery from surgery and for general health and wellness. OxyGeneration is an approved Hyperbaric Oxygenation provider for Irish Life Health and the following conditions are covered: (i) arterial insufficiency; (ii) compromised skin grafts and flaps; (iii) radiation injury; (iv) chronic refractory osteomyelitis; and (iv) thermal burns.
Pharma Integrity is a healthcare compliance consultancy with specialist expertise in the advertising of medicines in Ireland & the UK.We help pharmaceutical companies to understand and fulfil their obligations through services which include tailored consultancy and advice, customised and public training programmes, copy approval and signatory services.
Established in 1845, University of Galway is a bilingual, public, research-led university ranked among the top 2% in the world.Our ethos is to lead research, teaching and learning for the public good. Our University consists of four colleges, 19 schools, five research institutes and its research pillars are enhancing policy and society; enriching creativity and culture; improving health and wellbeing; realizing potential through data and enabling technologies; and sustaining our planet and people.The University has more than 21,000 students and more than 2,200 staff. We have research collaborations with 3,267 international institutions in 114 countries.
Since 1957, Vhi has been helping people in Ireland to access the best value, quality private healthcare through its extensive range of diverse healthcare products andservices. With more than 1.15 million customers, Vhi is the market leader for private health insurance in Ireland. Vhi also has a range of other products and services whichinclude Vhi Dental, Vhi SwiftCare Clinics, Vhi 360 Health Centres, Vhi International, Vhi MultiTrip, Vhi Hospital@Home and Vhi Life.
2018 Awards Video and Photos
Scroll down to see the video and a selection of photos from the 2018 Awards ceremony, that took place 17 October, 2018, at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin. The night was presented by our celebrity guest, Dr Pixie McKenna.