Celebrating Excellence in Care

Citywest Hotel, Co. Dublin Thursday, 14th November 2019, 7.00pm
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The NHI Nursing Home Director of Nursing / Person in Charge Award

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This award is open to all Directors of Nursing/Persons in Charge employed in an NHI registered nursing home. The award is established to celebrate excellence in management and leadership in nursing homes.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate how their work as a Director of Nursing/Person in Charge (over and above what would normally be expected of the role) contributes to care excellence and how the work has a demonstrable benefit in achieving a culture of person-centeredness in the nursing home, i.e. a culture that demonstrates a commitment to the enhancement of services that respect the beliefs, values, needs, desires, hopes and dreams of residents and staff.

 

How to Apply

Complete the award proforma about the innovative management and leadership practices you adopt and apply online by clicking here and submit your application online.
You will receive an automatic email confirming your application.
The email will also include your questions and answers should you want to print this off for future use.

OR

Complete the award proforma about the innovative management and leadership practices you adopt and print and fill out the application form which you can scan and email or post to us.
(Please note the PDF Application Form does not allow you to type directly on to it)

The award proforma should incorporate the following information:

  • Description of the nursing home environment
  • Description of the Director of Nursing/Person in Charge role
  • Rationale for the innovation including any underpinning evidence
  • Description of how the care team in the nursing home has been involved in the innovation
  • The impact that the innovation has had on developing a person-centred culture in the nursing home
  • How the innovation has been evaluated
  • Show evidence that the innovation has been embedded in the culture of the nursing home

To be eligible for this award, the candidate needs to:

  1. Be currently employed as a Director of Nursing/Person in Charge in a Nursing Homes Ireland Registered Nursing Home
  2. Self nominate or are nominated by a member of the care team, resident or relative. Nomination to be supported by the Registered Provider
  3. Have initiated the innovation within the past 18 months

This award is open to all Directors of Nursing/Persons in Charge employed in an NHI registered nursing home. The award is established to celebrate excellence in management and leadership in residential and long-term care in nursing homes.

Awards to be presented at a Gala Black Tie Dinner
Tickets €100 – Table of 10 €1000

For ticket enquiries contact NHI info@nhi.ie (01) 469 9800.

To visit the NHI website please click here

The NHI Nursing Home Registered Nurse of the Year Award

Sponsored by First Choice Purchasing

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This award is open to all registered nurses employed in an NHI registered nursing home. The award is established to celebrate excellence in nursing practice in residential and long-term care in nursing homes.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate how their work as a registered nurse (over and above what would normally be expected of the role) contributes to care excellence and how the work has a demonstrable benefit in achieving a culture of person-centeredness in the nursing home, i.e. a culture that demonstrates a commitment to the enhancement of services that respect the beliefs, values, needs, desires, hopes and dreams of residents and staff.

 

How to Apply

Complete the award proforma about the innovative nursing practice and leadership and apply online by clicking here and submit your application online.
You will receive an automatic email confirming your application.
The email will also include your questions and answers should you want to print this off for future use.

OR

Complete the award proforma about the innovative nursing practice and leadership and print and fill out the application form which you can scan and email or post to us.
(Please note the PDF Application Form does not allow you to type directly on to it)

The award proforma should incorporate the following information:
• Description of the nursing home environment
• Description of the registered nursing role
• Rationale for the innovation including any underpinning evidence
• Description of how the care team in the nursing home has been involved in the innovation
• The impact that the innovation has had on developing a person-centred culture in the nursing home
• How the innovation has been evaluated
• Show evidence that the innovation has been embedded in the culture of the nursing home

 

To be eligible for this award, the candidate needs to:

1. Be currently employed as a registered nurse in a Nursing Homes Ireland Registered Nursing Home
2. Self nominate or are nominated by a member of the care team, resident or relative. Nomination to be supported by the Person in Charge or the Registered Provider
3. Have initiated the innovation within the past 18 months

This award is open to all registered nurses employed in an NHI registered nursing home. The award is established to celebrate excellence in nursing practice in residential and long-term care in nursing homes.

 

Awards to be presented at a Gala Black Tie Dinner
Tickets €100 – Table of 10 €1000

For ticket enquiries contact NHI info@nhi.ie (01) 469 9800.

To visit the NHI website please click here

The NHI Nursing Home Carer of the Year Award

Sponsored by AIB

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This award is open to all carers employed in an NHI registered nursing home. The award is established to celebrate the work that carers do, in providing excellence in person-centred care to nursing home residents and others who are significant to them.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate how their work as a carer (over and above what would normally be expected of the role) contributes to care excellence and how the work has a demonstrable benefit in contributing to a culture of person-centredness in the nursing home.

 

How to Apply

Complete the award proforma outlining a significant contribution that the carer has made to the life of residents and/or others significant to the resident(s), over and above the normal expectations of the role and apply online by clicking here and submit your application online.
You will receive an automatic email confirming your application.
The email will also include your questions and answers should you want to print this off for future use.

OR

Complete the award proforma outlining a significant contribution that the carer has made to the life of residents and/or others significant to the resident(s), over and above the normal expectations of the role and print and fill out the application form which you can scan and email or post to us.
(Please note the PDF Application Form does not allow you to type directly on to it)

Significant contributions could include:
• Sustained commitment to high quality care of residents
• Initiation of changes in particular practices, such as infection control, nutrition, continence etc
• Initiation of changes to enhance resident dignity, autonomy or privacy and quality of life

 

To be eligible for this award, the candidate needs to:

1. Be currently employed as a carer in a Nursing Homes Ireland Registered Nursing Home
2. Self nominate or be nominated by a member of the care team, resident or relative. Nomination to be supported by the Person in Charge or the Registered Provider

Note: This Award is open to all staff employed (full or part time) in an NHI registered Nursing Home.

 

Awards to be presented at a Gala Black Tie Dinner
Tickets €100 – Table of 10 €1000

For ticket enquiries contact NHI info@nhi.ie (01) 469 9800.

To visit the NHI website please click here

The NHI Nursing Home Resident Achievement Award

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This exciting award is open to all residents of NHI registered nursing homes. The award is established to celebrate the lives of individual residents and their continued achievements as members of the nursing home community. For many people a move to a nursing home can be a life-enriching experience (for the individual resident and those they come in contact with) and this award seeks to honour and celebrate such experience.

Candidates for this award should be selected on the basis that they have achieved a significant success since moving to live in the nursing home.

 

How to Apply

Fill out the application form and complete a 500 word summary outlining a significant achievement by the resident. A significant achievement could include, playing a leadership role on behalf of the residents of the nursing home, learning a new skill, promotion/initiation of change(s) that enhanced resident dignity, autonomy or privacy.

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Apply online by clicking here and submit your application online.
You will receive an automatic email confirming your application.
The email will also include your questions and answers should you want to print this off for future use

To be eligible for this award, the candidate needs to:

1. Currently live in a Nursing Homes Ireland Registered Nursing Home
2. Be nominated by a family member, friend, member of the care home team, nursing home manager or company manager

Note: This Award is open to all residents in an NHI registered Nursing Home.

 

Awards to be presented at a Gala Black Tie Dinner
Tickets €100 – Table of 10 €1000

For ticket enquiries contact NHI info@nhi.ie (01) 469 9800.

To visit the NHI website please click here

The NHI Nursing Home Social & Recreational Programme Award

Sponsored by Median Healthcare Services

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This award is open to all NHI nursing homes that have a ‘social and recreational programme’ (activities programme) in place. Individuals and teams can be nominated. The award is established to celebrate the work that is undertaken in nursing homes to maximise the potential of residents and others significant to them to participate in meaningful and person-centred programmes of social and recreational activities. Whilst facilitating and coordinating these programmes is often the remit of the ‘activities coordinator’, effective programmes are an integrated part of the life of the home and an integrated part of everyone’s role who works in the nursing home.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate how the social and recreational programme in the nursing home contributes to care excellence and how the work has a demonstrable benefit in contributing to a culture of person-centredness in the nursing home.

 

How to Apply

Complete the award proforma outlining a significant contribution that the social and recreational programme has made to the life of residents and/or others significant to the resident(s) and apply online by clicking here and submit your application online.
You will receive an automatic email confirming your application.
The email will also include your questions and answers should you want to print this off for future use.

OR

Complete the award proforma outlining a significant contribution that the social and recreational programme has made to the life of residents and/or others significant to the resident(s) and print and fill out the application form which you can scan and email or post to us.
(Please note the PDF Application Form does not allow you to type directly on to it)

The application must demonstrate innovation and creativity in the approaches adopted, staff roles, stakeholder engagement and outcomes achieved. Significant contributions could include:
• Sustained commitment to high quality psycho-social care of residents
• Initiation of changes such as participation in creative activities, enhancement of the care environment, facilitating participation, enabling residents’ knowledge and skills
• Initiation of changes to enhance resident dignity, autonomy or privacy and quality of life

To be eligible for this award, the candidate needs to:

1. Be currently employed within a Nursing Homes Ireland Registered Nursing Home and have responsibility for social and recreational activities – NB: An individual or team can be nominated
2. Self nominate or are nominated by a member of the care team, resident or relative. Nomination to be supported by the Person in Charge or the Registered Provider

Note: This Award is open to all staff employed (full or part time) in an NHI registered Nursing Home

 

Awards to be presented at a Gala Black Tie Dinner
Tickets €100 – Table of 10 €1000

For ticket enquiries contact NHI info@nhi.ie (01) 469 9800.

To visit the NHI website please click here

The NHI Nursing Home Excellence in Dining & Nutrition Award

Sponsored by Fresenius Kabi

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This award is open to individuals employed in an NHI registered nursing home.  This award is established to ensure that residents’ nutritional needs are met in a Person centered way from their admission to a nursing home to their end of life.  Nutrition is considered a key determinant of a high standard of care and can be a complex part of the resident’s life.

In recognition of the already high calibre/standards in the area of nutrition we are looking for evidence that all residents have their nutritional needs assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated on an ongoing basis and that practices are regularly monitored to ensure residents have choice and enjoy their food.

We encourage Nursing Homes to monitor in an ongoing basis that

  1. Nutrition screening tools are completed and documented appropriately
  2. The results of the screening tool affect the nutrition care plan for the resident in a person centred manner
  3. The resident receives their food of choice and their meal time is a social occasion with their dignity maintained.
  4. What was the results of the above and how did practise change following the process

How to Apply

Complete the award proforma outlining a significant innovation or development, over and above normal expectations, that has enhanced the quality of catering and nutritional support services and apply online by clicking here and submit your application online.
You will receive an automatic email confirming your application.
The email will also include your questions and answers should you want to print this off for future use.

OR

Complete the award proforma outlining a significant innovation or development, over and above normal expectations, that has enhanced the quality of catering and nutritional support services and print and fill out the application form which you can scan and email or post to us.
(Please note the PDF Application Form does not allow you to type directly on to it)

Significant contributions could include:

  • Sustained commitment to high quality catering services
  • Initiation of changes such as developing innovative menus, enhancing the nutritional content of food choices, enhancing the psycho-social dimension of mealtimes, developing interdisciplinary approaches to nutritional assessment and support
  • Initiation of changes to enhance resident dignity, autonomy or privacy

 

To be eligible for this award, the candidate needs to:

1. Be currently employed within the catering department of a Nursing Homes Ireland Registered Nursing Home – NB: An individual or team can be nominated
2. Self nominate or are nominated by a member of the care team, resident or relative. Nomination to be supported by the Person in Charge or the Registered Provider

Note: This Award is open to all staff employed (full or part time) in an NHI registered Nursing Home

 

Awards to be presented at a Gala Black Tie Dinner
Tickets €100 – Table of 10 €1000

For ticket enquiries contact NHI info@nhi.ie (01) 469 9800.

To visit the NHI website please click here

The NHI Nursing Home Ancillary Worker Award

Sponsored by JPA Brenson Lawlor

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This award is open to all ancillary workers employed in an NHI registered nursing home. The award is established to celebrate the work that ancillary workers do, in ensuring that the physical and psychosocial environment of the nursing home is of a high quality and enhances the well-being of residents, teams and visitors. This award is open to staff in various different categories i.e. office, domestic, transport, maintenance, chaplain etc.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate how their work as an ancillary worker (over and above what would normally be expected of the role) contributes to creating an excellent physical/ psycho-social environment and how the work has a demonstrable benefit in contributing to a culture of person-centredness in the nursing home.

 

How to Apply

Complete the award proforma outlining a significant contribution that the ancillary worker has made to enhance the care home environment, over and above the normal expectations of the role and apply online by clicking here and submit your application online.
You will receive an automatic email confirming your application.
The email will also include your questions and answers should you want to print this off for future use.

OR

Complete the award proforma outlining a significant contribution that the ancillary worker has made to enhance the care home environment, over and above the normal expectations of the role and print and fill out the application form which you can scan and email or post to us.
(Please note the PDF Application Form does not allow you to type directly on to it)

Significant contributions could include:
• Sustained commitment to high quality care of the environment and psychosocial needs of the resident
• Initiation of changes such as developing and maintaining creative outdoor spaces, environmental cleanliness, proactive attention to maintenance of essential services, innovative services to residents, involvement of residents in ancillary work
• Initiation of changes to enhance resident dignity, autonomy or privacy

 

To be eligible for this award, the candidate needs to:

1. Be currently employed as an ancillary worker in a Nursing Homes Ireland Registered Nursing Home
2. Self nominate or are nominated by a member of the care team, resident or relative. Nomination to be supported by the Person in Charge or the Registered Provider

 

Awards to be presented at a Gala Black Tie Dinner
Tickets €100 – Table of 10 €1000

For ticket enquiries contact NHI info@nhi.ie (01) 469 9800.

To visit the NHI website please click here

The NHI Nursing Home Community Initiative Award

Sponsored by Bank of Ireland

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This exciting award is open to all NHI registered nursing homes. The award is established to celebrate the contribution that nursing homes make to the local community. Nursing homes don’t exist in isolation, but instead are a part of local communities. Many nursing homes play a significant role in their local communities and indeed, enable many older people/people with disabilities to remain connected with their local community. In addition many Nursing Homes have active volunteers from their local community.

Candidates for this award should be employees of the nursing home and should be selected on the basis that they have achieved significant success in being an active member of the local community and through active engagement enriches its social infrastructure.

 

How to Apply

Complete the award proforma outlining a significant achievement the nursing home has made in initiating community engagement and apply online by clicking here and submit your application online.
You will receive an automatic email confirming your application.
The email will also include your questions and answers should you want to print this off for future use.

OR

Complete the award proforma outlining a significant achievement the nursing home has made in initiating community engagement and print and fill out the application form which you can scan and email or post to us.
(Please note the PDF Application Form does not allow you to type directly on to it)

A significant achievement could include, establishing a new service to support an aspect of community life; developing intergenerational relationships; integrating the life of the nursing home with the life of the local community; developing innovative methods of social-inclusion

 

To be eligible for this award, the candidate needs to:

1. Be currently employed in the nursing home
2. Be nominated by a family member, friend, member of the local community, member of the nursing home team, Person in Charge or Registered Provider
3. Nomination to be supported  by Person in Charge or Registered Provider

Note: This Award is open to NHI registered Nursing Homes

 

Awards to be presented at a Gala Black Tie Dinner
Tickets €100 – Table of 10 €1000

For ticket enquiries contact NHI info@nhi.ie (01) 469 9800.

To visit the NHI website please click here

The NHI Nursing Home Excellence in Dementia Care Award

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This award is open to all NHI registered nursing homes. The award is established to acknowledge and celebrate persons living with dementia and the excellent care that they receive in Irish nursing homes. Person-centred dementia care has become the accepted norm for excellence in dementia care internationally. However how this happens in reality is a major challenge as in order to deliver person-centred dementia care, there is a need to create person-centred cultures that are innovative, collaborative, inclusive and participative. There are many ways of achieving this, but the outcome is always the same – the resident, their family and staff who work in the nursing home being treated with dignity and respect and feeling good as ‘persons’. Many nursing homes are leading the way in developing new models of practice, challenging existing practices and eroding dominant stereotypes in dementia care. We want to celebrate these.

Candidates for this award should be selected on the basis that they have achieved significant success in introducing a new initiative in person-centred dementia care. The initiative can be of any kind, as long as it demonstrates the ‘breaking away’ from established and accepted ways of practicing and delivering services to people who have a dementia and their families.

 

How to Apply

Fill out the application form and complete the award proforma. Examples could include, establishing a new service model; spearheading new design features of the built environment; implementing evidence from research that challenges existing practices/services; reducing the use of prescription medicines or restraint/ restrictive practices; collaboration with the community or other organisations/services or a totally new approach to how the nursing home operates day to day in order to deliver more person-centred dementia care.

To be eligible for this award, the candidate needs to:

1. Be nominated by a family member, friend, member of the local community, member of the nursing home team, Person in Charge or Registered Provider
2. Nomination to be supported  by Person in Charge or Registered Provider

Note: This Award is only open to NHI registered Nursing Homes

 

Awards to be presented at a Gala Black Tie Dinner
Tickets €100 – Table of 10 €1000

For ticket enquiries contact NHI info@nhi.ie (01) 469 9800.

To visit the NHI website please click here

The NHI Nursing Home End of Life Care Award

Sponsored by The Irish Hospice Foundation

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This exciting award is open to all NHI registered nursing homes. The award is established to celebrate innovative practices in end of life care that is happening in Irish nursing homes.
Excellent end of life care is person centred, flexible and is built around the needs of the individual, with the resident always at the heart of every decision. It is a holistic approach to care that responds to the person’s physical, social, spiritual and psychological strengths and needs, and also considers the needs of the person’s family/friends.

Each year in Ireland, approximately 7,500 people die in long terms settings, and every staff member in these settings plays a crucial role in ensuring that every resident receives compassionate end of life care and their family get the support they need.

Nursing homes are increasingly recognising the key role they play in delivering excellent end of life care. They are sensitively developing quality initiatives that support the resident, their family/friends and staff to ensure that compassion and dignity is a constant for all as a resident approaches the end of their life and that there is appropriate levels of support for those who need it following the death of a resident. We know that this area of work requires kind and considered leadership so that the quality initiatives introduced have the required and lasting impact on culture of end of life care provided in the nursing home. We want to acknowledge and recognise the innovation that is happening.

Candidates for this award should be selected on the basis that they have achieved significant success in introducing quality improvements in end of life care. The innovation should demonstrate the positive difference this improvement has made to the resident, their friends/family and staff.

 

How to Apply

Complete the award pro forma outlining a significant achievement the nursing home has made in introducing quality improvement in end of life care and apply online by clicking here and submit your application online.
You will receive an automatic email confirming your application.
The email will also include your questions and answers should you want to print this off for future use.

OR

Complete the award pro forma outlining a significant achievement the candidate has made in introducing quality improvement in end of life care and print and fill out the application form which you can scan and email or post to us.
(Please note the PDF Application Form does not allow you to type directly on to it)

 

To eligible for this award the Candidate needs to
• Be currently employed in an NHI Registered Nursing Home
• Be nominated by a family member, friend, member of the nursing home team, Person in Charge or Registered Provider
• The person nominated must be the person accountable for the introduction of quality improvement in end of life care.
• Nomination to be supported  by Person in Charge or Registered Provider

 

Awards to be presented at a Gala Black Tie Dinner
Tickets €100 – Table of 10 €1000

For ticket enquiries contact NHI info@nhi.ie (01) 469 9800.

To visit the NHI website please click here

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