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Health Service Excellence Awards 2018


Have you been involved in a project or service that has made a real and lasting impression on our health and social services?

If you have why not enter the Health Service Excellence Awards 2018 and tell us about the achievements of you and your team colleagues at work?  This is a great opportunity to showcase your successes.

The aim of the Health Service Excellence Awards is to encourage and inspire people to develop better services that result in easier access and high quality care for patients and to promote pride among staff in relation to our services.  The Awards also aim to highlight the many achievements that take place across a range of staff groups and teams, services and locations, so that we can celebrate success and promote shared learning for the benefit of other services.

Entries are now invited for the Health Service Excellence Awards 2018. The awards are open to all staff working in the publicly funded health system. 

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 3rd October 2018.

The Awards are open to all staff working in the public health system directly run or funded by the HSE. These may include any service provided directly to the public including clinical services, primary care or social / family support; support services including catering, portering, security, clerical and management to include people management processes, information technology or service management initiatives.

Entry Submission

You may enter one or more of the seven award categories in the 2018 Health Service Excellence Awards by filling in one or more of the Application Forms and submitting your work for consideration.

The seven Award categories are:

1.      Supporting a Healthy Community

Can you demonstrate that your project has had a real and positive influence on the health of a community of people you have been working with?

2.      Improving our Childrens’ Health

Show how your work and that of your colleagues has led to an improvement in the health of children.

3.      Improving the Patient Experience 

How have changes or initiatives that you and your colleagues have introduced brought about improvements for the patient?

4.      Innovation in Services Delivery

Would you describe your work as innovative? Show how your project has made a real difference to service delivery.

5.      Exceeding Expectations - Outstanding Employee Award

Do you think one of your colleagues deserves an Outstanding Employee Award?  Perhaps you know a nurse, a doctor or other health professional who is an unsung hero. Why not work with your Line Manager to nominate an outstanding colleague, who goes way beyond the call of duty, for the award? We would like to give them a standing ovation.

6.      Championing Mental Health across our Health Services

Quality mental health services are vital to the wellbeing of our communities. Has your project been involved in championing mental health nationally or within your region?

7.      Excellence in Quality Care

Striving for excellence in quality care is a constant imperative within our health services. Can you demonstrate that your project has succeeded in providing quality care excellence?

A shortlisting process will take place following the closing date for applications and shortlisted projects will be contacted and requested to make a Presentation to the Selection Panel.

More information about the Health Service Excellence Awards 2018