The shortlist for the 2019 Irish Healthcare Awards has been announced. We are delighted that two separate RCPI initiatives have been shortlisted.
The National Office for Traffic Medicine, which is based in RCPI, has been shortlisted for Patient Education Project of the Year - Non-Pharmaceutical for their Patient (Driver) Information Leaflets.
Over the past three years the National Office for Traffic Medicine has developed twelve patient information leaflets in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority to provide information to drivers with medical conditions. The leaflets provide information about driving with conditions such as epilepsy, sleep apnoea, cardiac conditions, alcohol problems and short-term illnesses/injuries.
Our Approach to Caring and Coping project with the Abbey Theatre has been shortlisted for Hospital Project of the Year, sponsored by Vhi Healthcare.
This project is a collaboration with the Abbey Theatre, Féileacáin (the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland) and Patient Focus to help Trainee doctors feel better prepared when dealing with patients experiencing stillbirth and pregnancy loss. The result of this collaboration is an applied drama workshop for SpRs in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, facilitated by the Abbey Theatre, in which the emotional experience of stillbirth will be explored.
The award winners will be announced on 20 November 2019 at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.
The Irish Healthcare Awards are Ireland's leading medical awards. Hosted by Irish Medical Times and its publisher MPI Media, the Awards are now in their 18th year and recognise innovation and excellence in the Irish healthcare sector.