A number of Southern Health and Social Care Trust staff have been recognised at the prestigious Institute of Health Care Management Awards recently.
The Institute of Healthcare Management is the leading independent membership organisation for health and social care managers. The Institute supports personal development and promotes the improvement of health and wellbeing through quality management.
Consultant Geriatrician Dr Patricia McCaffrey won the Medical Leader of the Year and Kay Carroll, Head of Service for Cardiology was awarded with Manager of the Year.
Head of Physiotherapy Teresa Ross, was shortlisted in the Allied Health Professional Manager of the Year category and the Rapid Access Respiratory Clinic was shortlisted for the Regional Excellence and Quality Award.
Speech and Language Therapy Manager, Vivienne Williamson and Information Communications Technology Training Manager, Anna-Marie McCreanor were both shortlisted in the Manager of the Year category.
Consultant Geriatrician, Dr Patricia McCaffrey was awarded for her dedication and inspirational leadership in improving services for older people across the Southern Area.
Head of Service for Cardiology, Kay Carroll was recognised for leading the review and improvement of the Direct Current Conversion Service – which regulates heart rhythms of patients with cardiac issues.
Southern Trust Chief Executive (Interim) Paula Clarke said: “In the Southern Trust we actively encourage continuous improvement of our services to ensure that our patients and clients are always receiving the best possible care. We are delighted that this commitment to excellence from our staff and their dedication to improving the health and wellbeing of local people has been recognised in this way.”