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Nenagh Heart Failure Clinic wins award for patient education

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 8:00am
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Nenagh Heart Failure Clinic wins award for patient education

Irish Healthcare Awards 2018 Karl Hussey Photography 2018.

Nenagh Heart Failure Clinic wins award for patient education

Irish Healthcare Awards 2018 Karl Hussey Photography 2018.

The Heart Failure Support Unit (HFSU) and Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at Nenagh Hospital have been honoured with a Certificate of Commendation at the Irish Medical Times Healthcare Excellence Awards 2018.
 
The multidisciplinary team at Nenagh were recognised for their “focus on improving patient care, innovation and collaboration”. The award category - “Patient Lifestyle/Education Project of the Year” - recognises their role effectively educating patients with heart failure on self-care through chronic disease management and increasing exercise tolerance through cardiac rehabilitation thus improving patient’s quality of life. The team manages patients from Tipperary, east Limerick and east Clare.
 
Winners were announced at a gala dinner held in the Clayton Hotel in Dublin. The team - Jacinta Walsh ,Clinical Nurse Manager II; Kathryn O’Brien, HF Clinical Nurse Specialist; Ann Cantwell, Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator; Sinead Killeen, Acting Physiotherapy Manager; Agnes Carroll, Clerical Support; under the clinical leadership and expertise of Dr Syed Abbas, Consultant Cardiologist and Dr Rajesh Kumar, Cardiology Registrar- were absolutely delighted to be recognised for their work.
 
The team acknowledges the support of medical and nursing colleagues/management and have dedicated the award to their patients/families whose courage and resilience living with heart failure, is an inspiration to all.
 
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 The team from the Nenagh Hospital Heart Failure Support Unit/Cardiac Rehabilitation Services who received a commendation at the Irish Medical Times Healthcare Excellence Awards were Noreen Hough, Assistant Director of Nursing; Cathrina Ryan, Operational Director of Nursing; Sinead Killeen, Acting Physiotherapy Manager; Kathryn O’Brien, Clinical Nurse Specialist; Ann Cantwell, Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator, Jacinta Walsh, Clinical Nurse Manager 2; and Fiona Steed, Group Lead, Allied Health. Missing from the picture are Dr Syed Abbas, Consultant Cardiologist and Dr Rajesh Kumar, Cardiology Registrar
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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