2023 Shortlist

We're delighted to announce this year's Irish Healthcare Awards shortlist.

Congratulations to all our finalists!

Join us on Tuesday, December 5th, where the winners and runners-up will be announced - and be a part of the most glamourous and rewarding evening in Irish healthcare.

An Dhuais Mhor

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Judges' Choice

Best Use of Information Technology

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Enable Ireland
 Co-Designing and Delivering Online Disability Services with Service Owners: An Innovative Approach to Building Sustainable Services with Enhanced Reach

Irish College of General Practitioners
GP Training Blended Learning Initiative

National Doctors Training and Planning

National Forensic Mental Health Service
 Digital technology: Transforming delivery of forensic mental healthcare

NEC Software Solutions
OptoMize to maximise the effectiveness of the RetinaScreen programme

Tallaght University Hospital/HSE/Imprivata
Ireland-wide Single Sign-on for Clinical Applications

Whyze Health and Blackrock Health Group - Galway Clinic
Whyze Health Platform



Crisis Management Response of the Year

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Health Information and Quality Authority
The Fundamentals of Advocacy in health and social care: Resources to address a crisis highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ireland East Hospital Group
Response to Fire in Wexford General Hospital

Saint John of God Hospital
 Enjoying Work is a Strategic Priority



Educational Meeting of the Year  

All Island Congenital Heart Disease Network
Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology
Central Remedial Clinic

 Lunch and learn series

Children's Health Ireland

 Professionalism Programme

Clontarf Hospital
 Dublin’s 1st Health Care Assistant Conference – For HCA’s designed by HCA’s

Fighting Blindness
Retina 2022

 Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association
25th Anniversary Conference & Nursing Excellence awards, March 2023, Trinity College, Dublin


Equality Initiative of the Year

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Judges' Choice


Everyday Healthcare Hero 

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Judges' Choice 


Excellence in Healthcare Management

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Tallaght University Hospital
Innovate Health

National Screening Service
Developing an Information Governance Framework to support Quality and Patient Safety at the National Screening Service

NEC Software Solutions
Continuous Improvement of the Diabetic Eye Screening Service

Rose Clinic
 Mole Screening

Servisource Healthcare
 Allied Admissions



Hospital Project of the Year

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AllView Healthcare & Beaumont

Children's Health Ireland
A Quality Improvement Project to Improve the Feeding Journey for Babies with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and their Families

Tallaght University Hospital
Optimising the Management of Headache Patients attending ED to Avoid Hospital Admission



Innovation in Healthcare and Medicine

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Academic Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
An Innovative Digital Education Tool for the Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulceration

Beaumont Hospital
Beaumont Care in the Home Service

Childrens Health Ireland at Temple Street
The Nest-Acute Paediatric Care at Home

Medication Management

HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme
Irelands free home STI testing service

iKey (Delphinium Clinic)
The world’s first retina change - alert technology; a self-tracking web App to warn of silent optic nerve changes … why lose sight?…



Innovation in Primary Care Award

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Digital Team of the HSE Communications Division


 David Hanlon

Irish Prison Service
Dr McGarry, Emily O'Donovan & Edel Lynch

Scholarstown Family Practice
ANP Catriona Keye, Dr Ronan Murray & Dr Alan Byrne

Technological University of the Shannon Midlands
Dr Thomas Walsh & Nurse Laura Tully


Mental Health Initiative of the Year

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Children's Grief Centre
Support service for school aged children and young people affected by loss

Dublin North Central Mental Health Services
Group-Based Metacognitive Training for Psychosis with Mobile App Support

 Vision Ireland 
Counselling, Wellbeing & Emotional Support Service

SilverCloud by Amwell
 National Rollout of HSE’s Guided Digital Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Service


NCHD Project of the Year
Sponsored by

Dr Rachel McNamara, HSE Spark Innovation
 Spark Hospital Innovation Fund
 Irish Trainee Emergency Research Network
Thriving in BST: Introduction of an NCHD Near-Peer Wellbeing Course for Basic Specialist Trainees in RCPI

Nursing & Midwifery Project of the Year

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Gynaecology Department, Beaumont Hospital
 A Nurse led Rapid Access Post Menopausal Bleeding Service

Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise
 Innovation through play: Educating children and their
care givers to self-manage asthma and allergies in the hospital and community

St. Gabriel's Foundation
Opening of first regional nurse-led Children's Respite House for children with complex medical needs and/or life-limiting conditions



Outpatient Initiative of the Year


Children's Health Ireland
 Family Led Review Project: an outpatient review waiting list initiative

Children's Health Ireland
 Paediatric Dentistry and Music Therapy at Children’s Health Ireland, Temple Street

Department of Paediatrics, Cork University Hospital
The Under 1 General Paediatric Outpatient Clinic

Drogheda Medical Eye Clinic
Comprehensive Eye Care at DMEC: A Seamless Outpatient Experience

St. Gabriel's Foundation
 Opening of first regional nurse-led Children's Respite House for children with complex medical needs and/or life-limiting conditions

 Re-usable Computerised Ambulatory Delivery Devices, for administering outpatient intravenous antibiotics

Outstanding Contribution
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Judges' Choice



Patient Education Project of the Year — Non-Pharmaceutical


Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise
 Innovation through play: Educating children and their caregivers to self-manage asthma and allergies in the hospital and community

National Rehabilitation Hospital & Spinal Injuries Ireland
An education bundle for people affected by spinal cord injury & their families

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Debunking the Myths - The Science Behind Our Sexual Health

The Asthma Society of Ireland and Etch Communications
Asthma Awareness Week Campaign

The National Maternity Hospital
Embracing a Universal Design for Learning Approach to Antenatal Education in the National Maternity Hospital




Patient Education Project of the Year — Pharmaceutical

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Arthritis Ireland
 Don't Give Up JIA Campaign

Janssen Sciences Ireland UC
Talking Depression

MSD and the Irish Head and Neck Society Supported by GP Buddy
  Meet the Care Team, Head & Neck Cancer Supportive Video Series

The Asthma Society of Ireland and Etch Communications
Hayfever Awareness Campaign



Patient Organisation/Advocacy Group of the Year

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COPD Support Ireland
Support & Exercise Groups

Irish Lung Fibrosis Association
Dancing for
Health and wellbeing: A feasibility study to examine the health impacts of dancing for lung fibrosis patients

Sjögren’s Ireland
 Supporting patients through advocacy and education of the public and healthcare professionals



Public Health Initiative of the Year

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HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme
SlainteCare Community Stop Smoking initiative including free NRT for all

Trinity College Dublin
A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, We Can Quit2 - a Peer Delivered Smoking Cessation Intervention for Women Living in Disadvantaged Communities in Ireland



Research Project/Paper of the Year
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Children's Health Ireland
 DIMPLES Study Paediatric Diabetes - onset and decompensation in the COVID-19 pandemic

Children's Health Ireland
 Improving Staff Competence In Caring For LGBT+ Patients in the Paediatric Emergency Department 

University of Galway and Croí the West of Ireland Heart and Stroke Foundation
Harnessing digital health to optimise the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation

Work Place Wellbeing Champion

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Letterkenny University Hospital
Sports and Social Club

Servisource Healthcare