2022 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce this year's Irish Healthcare Awards shortlist. Congratulations to all our finalists!

Thank you for entering and we look forward to seeing you at the 2022 awards night, where the winners and highly commended awards will be announced.

Best Use of Information Technology

Children's Health Ireland

Speech@Home – Implementation of an Innovative Model of Speech Therapy Delivery for Children with Cleft Palate Speech Disorders by CHI Speech and Language Therapy Department

Clanwilliam Health


Dundalk Endoscopy Team

Audio-Visual Approach Proven to Reduce Waiting Time with a Potential €9m Yearly Cost Saving to the HSE

GuideDoc & Pharmacy Department, Saint Vincent’s University Hospital

Simplifying access to the Medicines Guide at the point of care

Health Service Executive (HSE)

Finder Health Atlas Ireland Finder


HomePelvic Routines

National Maternity Hospital

Implementation of Virtual Clinics for Diabetes in Pregnancy Midwifery Services


Zapp powered by Servisource


Community Healthcare Worker of the Year

sponsored by:

A GP (Adamstown Medical Centre, Wexford)

All GP Administrative Staff nationally 'The Front Line of a Front Line'

Central Remedial Clinic


Safetynet Primary Care

Laura Prodan

The Health Centre, The Ballagh, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Dr Billy Ralph


Educational Meeting of the Year

Children's Health Ireland

CHI Professionalism Conference

Fighting Blindness

Retina 2021

HSE Spark Innovation Programme

Spark Summit 2022

Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation

‘The Mayo Clinic Model: Delivering High-Performance Cardiac Rehabilitation in Ireland‘

Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association

IGPNEA Dermatology Course

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

First European Society Human Genetics (ESHG) Course/Workshop on ‘Precision Medicine: A Focus on Clinical Utility

The RCSI, Healthcare Outcomes Research Centre, Janssen Sciences Ireland UC and Novartis Ireland. Supported by Wilson Hartnell.

The Future of  Value-Based Healthcare in Ireland Webinar Series


Equality Initiative of the Year
sponsored by:

Blossom Ireland

My Blossom Channel

Health Service Executive, National Screening Service, Department of Public Health

Easy-Read Resources for Breast Check and BowelScreen

HSE, National Screening Service, Cervical Check – The National Cervical Screening Programme

LGBT + Cervical Screening Study’ to examine the knowledge, attitudes, participation and experiences of lesbian and bisexual women, trans men, non-binary and inter-sex people with a cervix in cervical screening in Ireland

RCSI Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Rotunda Hospital

BIAS: Inequality in Women's Health and Research 2021

Translate Ireland and the HSE Social Inclusion Office

My Health, My Language


Excellence in Healthcare Management
sponsored by:

Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic

Resolving Non-Concordance Reactivity of NHSBT Weak Anti-Fya Control Sample during The Process of Performance Qualification Validation of the Grifols Erytra Eflexis Analyzer – Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic Blood Transfusion Laboratory Experience

NEC Software Solutions

Reshaping Diabetic Eye Screening Programmes post-COVID-19

Peter McVerry Trust

Peter McVerry Trust - Response to COVID-19

Healthiest Company of the Year

To be announced on the night


Hospital Project of the Year
sponsored by:

Children's Health Ireland

Making Intrathecal Chemotherapy Injections Safer

HSE Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Hospital, Drogheda, Co Louth

Early Administration of buccal colostrum to preterm babies in NICU – An MDT project

National Maternity Hospital

Bereavement Suite

Southern Health & Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

mrI sCan: A cross-directorate staff-led initiative to reduce the need for General Anaesthetic for children having magnetic resonance imaging

St Columcille's Hospital

Delayed Transfer Of Care (DTOC) Patient Improvement Lead

St James's Hospital

Using modern teledermatology, partnered with Dermview Dermatology to improve patient pathways to clear large waiting lists rapidly in the hospital Dermatology Department

St James's Hospital

New AYA (Adolescent Young Adult) Bone Marrow Transplant Isolation Bedrooms

Tallaght University Hospital

Intra-dialytic Exercise in Haemodialysis Patients

The Rotunda Hospital

The Rotunda Outreach Lactation Service - a cross site MDT initiative, connecting acutely unwell mothers in The Mater Misericordiae Hospital, with their preterm infants in the Rotunda NICU, through the provision of their colostrum/MEBM


Innovation in Healthcare and Medicine
sponsored by:

Ailesbury Clinic

New treatment for COVID-19 vaccine-related complications

Children's Health Ireland

Ward-Based Pharmacy Technicians Assisting Nurses in Medication Management

Children's Health Ireland

CHI Global Migrant Health Response

Clontarf Hospital

Establishing a virtual home assessment process – 'Innovation at the virtual front door'

NEC Software Solutions

Innovation to the National Screening Service Pathway

Pain Relief Ireland

The “BioWave Clinic”: Redefining the management of chronic musculo skeletal pain.

Southern Health & Social Care Trust

Fast track pathway for suspect Lung Cancer Patients

Innovation in Primary Care
sponsored by:

Centric Health


Centric Health

QSR Support Pack

HeartCare at Home

Dr Donal Bailey

NEC Software Solutions

Innovation to the National Screening Service Pathway

Skin Check Ireland

Dr Steve Karagiannis  

An Duais Mhór
sponsored by:

 To be announced on the night

Outstanding Contribution
sponsored by:

 To be announced on the night

International Prize of the Year
sponsored by:

Dr Íde Delargy, Irish College of General Practice

Teaching Addiction Medicine in Pakistan

Liverpool Neonatal Partnership

Fionn Neary-Connolly Award

The HRB-Irish Critical Care-Clinical Trials Network (HRB-ICC-CTN), at the University College Dublin Clinical Research Centre, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

Working together globally to defeat COVID-19: The HRB-ICC-CTN Pandemic Preparedness Program

Mental Health Initiative of the Year
sponsored by:

Children's Health Ireland
Infant Mental Health

Health Service Executive

The PARC Project

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

Wellbeing Online Programme

School of Public Health, University College Cork and National Suicide Research Foundation

The Self-Harm Assessment and Management in General Hospitals Training Programme

Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

Improving outcomes for individuals with mental health problems in SHSCT locality


NCHD Project of the Year
sponsored by:

Dr Ciara Carroll and Dr Carol Norton, National Doctors Training and Planning

E-Portfolio for Non-Training Scheme Doctors

Irish Emergency Medicine Trainees Association

TheCase. Report


Nursing Project of the Year

Clontarf Hospital

Preventing Leaks Continence Promotion

Hamilton Park Care Facility

Reducing Hospital Transfer Thru the Use of First Line Intravenous Antibiotics in Hamilton Park Care Facility

Resilience Healthcare

Building resilience to bring possible to life

TCP Homecare

TCP Homecare – Oncology Outreach Services

Outpatient Initiative of the Year

Beaumont Breast Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Beaumont Breast Centre: Amalgamation of outpatient multi-disciplinary breast service under one roof

Children's Health Ireland

Gastroenterology Active Triage (GAT) Clinic

Cork University Maternity Hospital, Cork

Cervical One-Stop Assessment Clinic

Dermview Dermatology

Dermview's advanced technology and services help to rapidly reduce RCSI hospital waiting lists in dermatology by over 30% in just seven months


Eye Clinic Liaison Officer Service (ECLO)


Patient Education Project of the Year

Children's Health Ireland

Learn While You Wait

Galway University Hospitals

Long Covid Patient Education Group


Patient Education Project of the Year

sponsored by:

Janssen Sciences Ireland UC and Wilson Hartnell

PsO Let's Talk Psoriasis, Video and Podcast Series

Novartis Ireland, the Irish Heart Foundation and Smart D8

Heart of Our City

United Drug

United Drug Pharmacy Webinar Series


Patient Organisation Project of the Year
sponsored by:

Children's Health Ireland

22q.11 Deletion Syndrome Clinic

Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiac & Stroke Foundation

Croí Mayo Measurement Month

Irish Lung Fibrosis Association

ILFA’s online exercise programme for pulmonary fibrosis patients during Covid-19 and beyond

Sjögrens Research Ireland – a collaboration between Sjögrens Ireland (patient advocacy group) and the Ocular Immunology Research Group (OIRG) at RCSI, University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Inaugural Sjögrens Research Ireland Podcast and Knowledge Exchange Event in Partnership with RCSI


Public Health Initiative of the Year
sponsored by:

Department of Public Health (HSE-East), Health Service Executive

Establishment of multi-sectoral Schools Teams to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 transmission in educational settings.

HSE Department of Public Health East, Vaccination Subgroup Team, Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow (DSKWW) – CHO7; HSE Health and Wellbeing, COVID Management Team, DSKWW-CHO7; HSE Social Inclusion DSKWW – CHO7; Safetynet Primary Care, Dublin 7

Reaching out to vulnerable migrant workers with COVID-19 vaccine

HSE National Health Intelligence Unit

Information and mapping solutions for pandemic response

Novartis Ireland, the Irish Heart Foundation and Smart D8

Heart of Our City

Peter McVerry Trust

Peter McVerry Trust – Response to Covid-19


Research Paper of the Year
sponsored by:

Children's Health Ireland

An Estimate of the Cumulative Paediatric Prevalence of Rare Diseases in Ireland and Comment on the Literature

Children's Health Ireland

Parental Experiences of a Postnatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome in Ireland

HRB Clinical Research Facility, University College Cork

Core components of frailty screening in the emergency department: An international Delphi consensus study

University College Dublin

Post-intensive care syndrome: a concept analysis


Response to Covid-19 by a Hospital, Patient Group,
Doctor or Institution

sponsored by:

Clontarf Hospital

The implementation of a responsive COVID Rehabilitation Pathway at the outset of the Coronavirus Pandemic March 2020

Ireland East Hospital Group, Procurement Team

Response to Covid-19 by IEHG Procurement Team

Peter McVerry Trust

PeterMcVerry Trust – Response to Covid-19

United Drug
Ireland's Covid-19 Vaccination Programme


Student Project of the Year

Asia Cheung


Beaumont Hospital

Introduction of Electronic Traceability for Semi-Invasive Ultrasound Probes in Radiology Department, Beaumont Hospital

Alexander Fives


University College Dublin

An exploration of the prevalence of post-intensive care syndrome and its contributing factors among adults in 50 bedded ICUs in the People’s Republic of China