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