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Entries are now closed for the Health Service Excellence Awards

Closing date for the Health Service Excellence awards 2020 is 24 January

Published: 19 December 2019

We want to recognise the innovative work our colleagues are undertaking. Each one of us works as part of a team providing frontline services to patients or supporting colleagues who provide frontline services.  It is important for staff to have a strong sense of connection to our service, take personal responsibility for achieving better outcomes and support their team colleagues to deliver results.   

The Health Service Excellence Awards aims to encourage and inspire staff to showcase developments that result in easier access and high quality care for patients.  The awards also promote pride among staff in relation to our services and 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.

If you have been involved in a project or service that has made a real and lasting impression on our health and social services we would like to hear about it. Enter the Health Service Excellence Awards 2020 and tell us about the achievements of you and your colleagues. 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

There were over 300 entries across the different categories in 2018 and ultimately six innovative projects from received awards. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Farmleigh in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in December 2018.

Some of the previous winners include:

The Innovation in Services Delivery Award

2018 Winner: Laboratory Service dramatically improves outbreak investigation

Watch a short video about this service here

Championing Mental Health across our Health Services Award

2018 Winner: Access to Psychological Services Ireland (APSI)

Watch a short video on the APSI service here

Improving the Patient Experience Award

2018 Winner: ‘Frail Older People Rapid Improvement Programme’

Watch a short video about this programme here

Excellence in Quality Care Award

2018 Winner: The Sepsis Programme – a quality improvement initiative

Read more about the Sepsis programme here

Improving our Childrens’ Health Award

2018 Winner: Public Health Nurse Oral Health Early Intervention Initiative

Watch a short clip about this initiative here

Supporting a Healthy Community Award

2018 Award: Inclusion Health – A Primary Care Team with a difference

Watch a short clip about the SafetyNet Homeless Primary Care Team here

Key dates:

  • Closing date for applications: 24 January 2020
  • Shortlisted entries will be notified: March 2020
  • Excellence Awards Event: 23 April 2020

Find out more about the application process including the categories and application forms here.

Contact with any queries that you have in relation to the awards.