Carrigoran House is celebrating after claiming a top honour at the NHI Care Awards, a national event recognising care excellence in nursing homes.
Paula McCarthy and Veronica Callinan were named winners in the Social & Recreational Programme Award category.
Carrigoran House represented Clare at the ceremony, with Geraldine Doona a finalist in the Director of Nursing / Person in Charge Award and Anne McNamara a finalist in the Innovations in Dementia Award category.
RTE’s Marty Whelan hosted the ceremony at Citywest Hotel, Dublin, in front of over 400 representatives from the nursing home, older person care and health sectors across Ireland.
Commenting on the success, Valerie Vaughan, CEO of Carrigoran House, congratulated Paula and Veronica and all “who make our activity department the vibrant, inclusive and person-centred service that it has been recognised for being at these national awards.”
According to Ms Vaughan, both ladies co-ordinate a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers and staff including Gina Dalton and Bernie Wolfe.
The staff and volunteers engage with residents in a diverse programme of meaningful activities.
Extending his best wishes, Tadhg Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland said, “Congratulations to Paula and Veronica for their magnificent achievement in winning the Nursing Home Social and Recreational Programme Award.
“The standard of entry for this year’s awards was exceptional. Entries were received from across Ireland for outstanding staff who are enhancing the lives of nursing home residents.
“I’m sure the residents and the staff of Carrigoran are immensely proud of their winning of the award and this pride should extend into the wider community and county.
“I also extend my congratulations to Geraldine and Ann for reaching the final of their award categories, an excellent honour.”
Now in their eight-year, the NHI Care Awards recognise care excellence and staff within nursing homes that are enhancing the lives of persons entrusted to their care.