Joint Winners HMI Leaders Award, 2017

This year the finals for the HMI Leaders Award took place in the  wonderful surroundings of the Royal College of Surgeons in York Street, Dublin on Thursday 7th of December.

It was a wonderful afternoon with a varied range of presentations made. All of the projects presented had already been successful at a regional level. Each project displayed the commitment of those who work across all parts of the healthcare sector and who every day, without any fuss, strive to make the experience better for service users. Our judging panel had a very difficult challenge, but rose to the task. Members of the panel included:
•    Eamonn Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Hermitage Medical Clinicand Chair of Panel
•    Suzanne Dempsey, Director of Nursing, National Children’s Hospital Group
•    Dr. Conor Malone, National Fellow Innovation and Change, Health Service Executive
•    Ian Addie, Head of patient Access, Novartis Ireland
•    Caroline O’Regan, Executive Development Specialist, RCSI, Institute of Leadership

The Joint Winners of the HMI Leaders Award 2017 were:
Conor Crowley and Leona Moynihan
HSE South Lee Mental Health Services, Blackrock Hall Primary Care Centre
Project :“Personal Journeys of Stigma and Recovery”

Catherine Kelly
Project: “WALK in partnership with Tallaght Hospital”