Today, the Institute of Community Health Nursing (ICHN) hosted its 2018 community nurse awards in association with Home Instead Senior Care, at its annual nursing conference, in the Strand Hotel Limerick, rewarding public health nurses for their dedication to community care across the country.
Pictured are, Paraic Curtis, Owner and Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care Rathcoole, Dublin with ICHN President Anne Lynott (right) presenting Mary McDermott, DPHN CHO 9, Dublin, with her Lifetime Achievement Award. Mary McDermott, the Director of Public Health Nursing in North Dublin, has had a distinguished nursing career both within the community setting and abroad spanning decades. From her early stages as an RGN, a midwife, and a young nurse who travelled abroad to work in Africa she has been dedicated to learning and honing her craft, helping patients through life changing moments from giving birth and recovery from illness. Throughout her career Mary has been a huge support and advocate for the ICHN and has been actively involved over the years. Education and career development is something Mary has proven is important to her, through her actions and her encouragement of staff to progress within their careers. Picture: Alan Place