The talent and triumphs of the region’s healthcare professionals once again took centre stage at the 2023 Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards.
Now in its 24th year, the annual ceremony celebrates the extraordinary healthcare initiatives being spearheaded throughout the last 12 months and beyond, from respiratory to rheumatology.
The event, hosted by publishing company Kyron Media, provided a much-needed opportunity to unite the sector at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, in a ceremony which was to both resonate and encourage.
This year, Journalist and Presenter, Sarah Travers, hosted a turnout of 300-plus industry experts and students, who gathered for the reveal of the 11 competitive category winners.
In the closing moments, the 2023 Special Recognition Award was presented to Dr Jim Livingstone, in tribute to his countless years of contribution to the sector – including a notable commitment to the regulation of pharmacy in Northern Ireland as former President of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI.
Funds were also raised throughout the ceremony for the Trauma & Orthopaedics Research Charity, which works with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and research staff to continually improve the provision of holistic care for all those with musculoskeletal injury or disease in the region.
Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award sponsored by Ethypharm UK – The Mental Health Pharmacy Team (Southern Health & Social Care Trust)
Management of Inflammatory Skin Conditions Award sponsored by UCB Pharma – The Downe UVB Nursing Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust)
Advancements in Oncology Award sponsored by Teva UK – The Respiratory Unit Antrim Hospital (Northern Health & Social Care Trust)
Advancements in Cardiology Management Award sponsored by A. Menarini – The Aortic Valve Surveillance Service (Southern Health & Social Care Trust)
Developments in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis Award sponsored by Novartis – The NDA Community Physiotherapy Team (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust)
Pharmacy Student Leadership Award sponsored by The Pharmacists’ Defence Association – Adam O’Neill, Queen’s University Belfast
Asthma / COPD Project of the Year Award sponsored by Teva UK – The Respiratory Rapid Diagnostic Clinic (South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust)
Innovation in Rheumatology Service Award sponsored by UCB Pharma – The Rheumatology Obstetric Clinic (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)
Management of Substance Dependency Award sponsored by Ethypharm UK – The Belfast Addictions Service and Regional Hepatology Service
Innovations in Infections Management in Secondary Care sponsored by A. Menarini – The Genitourinary Medicine Service (Southern Health & Social Care Trust)
Female Health Initiative of the Year Award sponsored by Kent Pharma – The Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Clinic (Northern Health & Social Care Trust)
Special Recognition Award sponsored by Kyron Media – Dr Jim Livingstone, Former President of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI