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Bernie wins Unsung Hero Award at the Staff Recognition Awards

Bernie wins Unsung Hero Award at the Staff Recognition Awards

The 3rd Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards took place recently in the Ardilaun Hotel Galway and Portiuncula University Hospital’s Bernie McGuire received the Unsung Hero award across the six hospitals in the Group.

Commenting James Keane, General Manager Portiuncula University Hospital said, “Bernie has given over 30 years of service to PUH – she is a familiar face to many having manned the reception desk in the hospital for many years. She always has a smile and a kind word for patients, visitors and staff and I am delighted that her commitment and dedication was acknowledged by the Saolta Group”.

145 projects or initiatives from services and departments across all of the hospitals in the Saolta Group were nominated in seven different categories. Winners were presented with their awards by Saolta Group CEO Maurice Power and Group Director of Nursing and Midwifery Jean Kelly.

This is the third year of the Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards which aims to recognise and reward excellent staff performance, promote a sense of pride and reinforce the Saolta University Health Care Group as an excellent place to work.  Applicants from across the Group’s hospitals were invited to participate in seven categories, which as well as the Unsung Hero category, included Research, Education and Training, Clinical Innovation, Non-clinical Innovation, Patient Experience and Quality Improvement. 145 entries were received and these were shortlisted to finalists in each category by an independent judging panel. The winners were announced on the evening by event host Maura Derrane at an event attended by the finalists. The Saolta Staff Recognition Awards is self-funding from sponsorship received.

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Bernie McGuire, Portiuncula University Hospital, winner of ‘Unsung Hero Award’ at the Saolta Staff Recognition Awards with James Keane, General Manager, Portiuncula University Hospital. 

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH)