Tallaght Hospital nurses pick up bursary award for innovative partnership
By Claire Christensen
CARDIOLOGY nurses from Tallaght Hospital have beaten 31 other submissions to win a bursary award at a nursing and midwifery conference for their innovative partnership with Naas General Hospital.
The conference, held at Dublin Castle, was hosted by the Chief Nursing Officers at the Department of Health; The Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Service Director, Health Service Executive; and the President of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
The award, titled the Nursery and Midwifery Values in Practice: Bursary, was given to Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners (RANP) in the cardiology departments of Tallaght and Naas General Hospitals.
The four-year-old partnership between the two hospitals means that cardiology patients now have access to quicker care and expert evaluation, meaning more equitable patient care.
Speaking about the award, Áine Lynch, Director of Nursing at Tallaght Hospital, said: “Winning this award is recognition of the core nursing values which underpin the care we provide and evidences collaboration working across the hospital group.”
CEO of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, Dr Susan O’Reilly, concluded the ceremony saying “This award is another example of our hospitals working together to deliver innovative and new healthcare practices.
“It is this type of collaboration that we should look to enhance over the coming years across other specialties and disciplines.”