Limerick public health nurse wins regional and national awards

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Fiona Collins,who is based in Southill Heath Centre, receiving the regional award for Munster and the national community nursing award with Fiona Burke from Abbott Ireland and Johanna Downey, ICHN honorary president
A HSE Mid-West public health nurse has become the first regional and national winner of a community nursing award.

A HSE Mid-West public health nurse has become the first regional and national winner of a community nursing award.

Fiona Collins, based in Southill Health Centre, received the regional award for Munster and the overall national award. She was presented with her accolades at the Institute of Community Health Nursing (ICHN) AGM by Dr Siobhan O’Halloran, chief nursing officer, Department of Health.

The awards recognise nurses who provide exceptional care in the community and demonstrate a commitment to promoting community public health nursing. There are four regional awards and one overall award.

Welcoming the announcement, Mary O’Dwyer, assistant director of public health nursing, said: “I want to extend my congratulations to Fiona for her dedication to her work and the community and for the sharing of knowledge with her colleagues to enable the highest quality of service is attained for all clients in the Mid-West”.