Glencarron Nursing Home staff recognised at prestigious awards

June 19, 2017

The team at Glencarron Nursing Home in Crossmaglen are thrilled that the efforts of their dedicated staff members have been recognised at the prestigious Staff Nursing Care Awards, which took place in the Stormont Hotel on 8th June.

The glittering ceremony was the first event of its kind which sets out to reward best practice, celebrate the achievements and recognise innovation and outstanding clinical excellence among healthcare professionals, nursing homes and residential settings across Northern Ireland.

With Glencarron staff shortlisted in four categories of the awards, the family run, independent setting was pitted against a number of big names in the industry, coming out on top in the Care Assistant of the Year category, with their highly respected care assistant, Emmanuelle Grollo, scooping the title.   Staff nurse Marie Walsh, also came runner up in the Nurse of the Year category.

The Glencarron Nursing Home and Nurse Manager Oonagh Grant were also shortlisted in the awards.

Speaking on behalf of his parents, Brendan and Bridie Liddy, the founders of the local nursing home, Garvin Liddy said the awards were the culmination of Glencarron’s commitment to caring and ongoing learning.

“Glencarron staff and management are delighted with their success and the acknowledgement and recognition of the great work being done in the Nursing Home,” said Garvin.

“At a time when acute health care services are under strain it is reassuring to know that our elderly population are still receiving a very high standard of clinical expertise without having to travel to A&E departments for care that can be given on site in Glencarron.

“In the last two years every nurse in Glencarron has undertaken Palliative Care and T34 pump training. This ensures our patients at the end of life need not be moved for palliative care to another facility.

“A number of staff have also been awarded a City & Guilds NVQ 3 in Best Practice in Dementia Care.

“The training of staff is paramount to the provision of clinical excellence and here in Glencarron we recognise the need for a programme of continuous professional development. These awards are the culmination of that commitment to caring and ongoing learning.

“Crossmaglen can, without doubt, pride itself on its commitment to caring for its local community. My parents, Brendan and Bridie Liddy would like to thank the staff for all their hard work and dedication.”