Grainne hon­oured as IMT’s Prac­tice Nurse of the Year 2018

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS - By ALI­SON COMYN

IT’S nice to be recog­nised for a job well done...

Lo­cal nurse Grainne Mur­phy is feel­ing very ap­pre­ci­ated in­deed, hav­ing won a ma­jor award from a na­tional health­care pub­li­ca­tion.

The pop­u­lar prac­tice nurse from South­side Med­i­cal Cen­tre was win­ner of the Ir­ish Med­i­cal Times ‘Prac­tice Nurses of the Year 2018’ Health care award, held at a glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony in Dublin re­cently. She said she was thrilled at re­ceiv­ing the hon­our.

“I am so de­lighted to have won this pres­ti­gious award and would just like to thank all those who sup­ported my nom­i­na­tion,” she told the Drogheda In­de­pen­dent.

The award recog­nises the won­der­ful con­tri­bu­tion made by the win­ning prac­tice nurse in sev­eral ar­eas of prac­tice nurs­ing, in­clud­ing her ef­forts, of­ten re­quir­ing self-di­rected learn­ing in her own time and at her own ex­pense, to im­prove her pa­tients’ care and ex­pe­ri­ences by set­ting up di­a­betic foot care and cer­vi­cal smear test­ing ser­vices, among sev­eral other ser­vices.

“Grainne has also con­trib­uted in de­vel­op­ing new as­pects of her prac­tice nurse ser­vices and, as Chair­per­son of the Ir­ish Prac­tice Nurses As­so­ci­a­tion’s Louth/Meath branch, sup­ported her col­leagues and new mem­bers to the role of prac­tice nurse,” said a spokesper­son for the Ir­ish Med­i­cal Times.

Ruth Mor­row, Na­tional Chair­per­son , Ir­ish Prac­tice Nurses As­so­ci­a­tion, Grainne Mur­phy, South­side Med­i­cal Cen­tre, Joan Pentony and Lloyd Mudiwa, Edi­tor of Ir­ish Med­i­cal Times

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