Civic Honour For Bon Secours

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THE Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Pat Hussey, has presented the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee with a Civic Award to recognise the recent success in being chosen as Ireland’s Private Hospital of the Year 2014.


The Manager of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Donna Roche, with Mayor of Tralee, Pat Hussey and Orla Quirke, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Staff Nurse at the Civic Reception on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Civic Award presentation, which was proposed by Cllr Terry O’Brien at the April meeting of Tralee Town Council, coincided with the start of Phase 2 of a multi-million euro development at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee.

The Manager of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Donna Roche, and her three colleagues – Dr Síle O’Connor (Senior Pharmacist); Mary Reidy (Infection Control Clinical Nurse Specialist) and Mary Nagle (Clinical Nurse Specialist Respiratory) – whose projects were an integral part of the submission to the Irish Healthcare Awards attended a special reception at the Town Hall, ahead of the monthly meeting of Tralee Town Council.

Cllr Pat Hussey congratulated and praised the work of the Bon Secours Hospital staff who, he said, all contributed towards the achievement at the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards.

“I know this was achieved through hard work and dedication to the hospital and I know that Donna Roche and her team deserve great credit for maintaining top class standards,” said the Mayor of Tralee.

He and his fellow councillors each acknowledged the role the Bon Secours Hospital has played in supporting the local economy through the employment of 500 staff.

Donna Roche, who accepted Civic Award on behalf of all the staff at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, said: “We are honoured to receive such a recognition from Tralee Town Council and we are very proud of our recent achievement in becoming Ireland’s Private Hospitalof the Year. The award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the staff who provide excellent care to patients and we are looking forward to maintaining that position into the future.”

Donna Roche took the opportunity to congratulate Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Staff Nurse Orla Quirke who is this year’s winner of INMO Nurse Preceptor of the Year 2014.

This award is designed to recognise and acknowledge the priceless work performed by qualified nurses as they seek to guide, grow and direct undergraduate student nurses through their degree programme.

Orla, who also attended the Civic Reception at Tralee Town Council, has won this year’s award on the basis of her excellence, in preceptorship, as described by her student nurse colleague Ms Deirdre Lynch.

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