Today, the Institute of Community Health Nursing (ICHN) hosted its 2018 community nurse awards in association with Home Instead Senior Care, at its annual nursing conference, in the Strand Hotel Limerick, rewarding public health nurses for their dedication to community care across the country.
Pictured are, Paraic Curtis, Owner and Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care Rathcoole, Dublin with ICHN President Anne Lynott (right) presenting Aoife McEvoy PHN Lucan Health Centre and Sandra Flaherty PHN Lucan Health Centre, joint winners of the ICHN Nurse Award. Aoife has worked across Primary Care Teams providing outstanding care to clients and families in the area of child and maternal health She has embraced the whole concept and principles of partnership both with families and patients. Since qualifying in 2015, she has led out on developing an infant massage programme working in partnership with her PHN colleague Sandra Flaherty PHN Lucan. Sandra has also participated in a number of initiatives developed in the PHN department, these include the development of the Incredible Years Programme, Infant Massage, PHN led antenatal Programme delivered by PHNs in DW in collaboration with the Coombe Women’s Hospital. Picture: Alan Place