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Roscommon University Hospital and the Saolta Staff Recognition Awards 2019

Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) won Saolta Staff Recognition Awards in two categories at a ceremony in Mayo on Friday evening.

The Rapid Access Haematuria Service Team won the Award for ‘Award for Innovation in a Clinical Area’ and the ‘Outstanding Employee Award’ was presented to Noreen Fallon, Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist.

More than 160 nominations from across the Saolta Group of hospitals were received for the six award categories which included: Innovation in a Non Clinical Area Award; Education and Training Award; Quality Improvement and Patient Experience Award; and Research Award in addition to the categories won by RUH - Innovation in a Clinical Area Award; and Outstanding Employee Award.

The event was hosted by Mayo Senior Football Manager James Horan and the awards were presented by Saolta CEO Tony Canavan and Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Jean Kelly.

Mary Garvey, General Manager, Roscommon University Hospital said, “RUH played a key role in the development of the new National Model of Care for Urology by being the pilot site for a Rapid Access Haematuria Service. The Haematuria Service Team demonstrated how effective the new service is in addressing waiting lists in an efficient manner and the experiences in RUH will shape the future of the Haematuria service for the country. The team are deserved winners of the Innovation award.

“I am delighted that Noreen Fallon was presented with the ‘Outstanding Employee Award’ for her work in the Respiratory Department at the hospital. Noreen works tirelessly to support our patients and has singlehandedly introduced many new initiatives including a pathway for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, weekly spirometry clinics, fortnightly sleep review clinics and overnight oximetry screening where required. She understands the needs of patients and has excellent relationships with her patients and their families. Noreen is a very worthy winner.”

The Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards take place every 2 years and aim to recognise the important role that staff play in delivering services to patients cared for in all six hospitals in the Group. All applications are judged by an independent panel and the event is self-funded through sponsorship.

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
Roscommon University Hospital (RUH)