About NHI Care Awards

The Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards are the premier national celebration of the outstanding care being delivered in nursing homes in communities across Ireland. The prestigious event honours and recognises outstanding commitment in the delivery of exceptional care to older people and others in need of continuous care.

The purpose of the Care Awards is to promote best practice within the nursing home sector and pay tribute to individuals who demonstrate outstanding excellence and dedication within their field of work. Nursing Homes play a key role in meeting Irish people’s health and care requirements and 24,000 people are employed in the private and voluntary nursing home sector.

The Awards

Hundreds of people from the nursing home and healthcare sectors will gather for the seventh annual NHI Care Awards at the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin. The Care Awards ten categories reflect the diversity and many facets of nursing home life, recognising not only outstanding staff, but also resident contribution and the role of nursing homes in supporting persons for end-of-life-care. The Care Awards recognise nurses, carers and ancillary workers who are going beyond the call of duty in providing excellent care. Award categories honour best practices in catering and nutrition, social and recreational activities, innovations in dementia care, end-of-life care and those at the centre of nursing home life – the residents.

Staff, residents, their relatives and visitors to nursing homes are all invited to nominate anyone they feel deserving of an award and recognition. Nominating is easy and you can do so by filling out the application form.

An independent judging panel, drawn from diverse backgrounds and differing fields, will spend many hours and days assessing, adjudicating and interviewing nominees before the winners are named on the night at the prestigious awards ceremony.

Leading Awards

The NHI Care Awards have been an outstanding success since they were first staged in 2010 and the feedback from nursing homes, residents and people with experiences of nursing homes reflects the positivity of nursing home life and the excellent care provided in homes in communities across Ireland.

Our largest number of guests ever, over 500 people attended last year’s prestigious awards ceremony that was hosted by Gráinne Seoige. Nominations are received from nursing home staff, residents, visitors to nursing homes and from the general public. They are submitted seeking recognition for nursing homes in communities across Ireland.

In a short space of time, the NHI Care Awards have established themselves as leading awards in the healthcare sector and 2016 is set to build on the momentum of the previous six years. We encourage all in the nursing home sector and wider beyond to embrace this celebration of excellence in care. Join us in honouring and rewarding outstanding care!


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