Saturday 19 January 2019

Mary honoured for distinguished career

A Swords woman has been honoured for enhancing the lives during her illustrious career.

Mary McDermott, the Director of Public Health Nursing in North Dublin, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at the 2018 Community Nurse Awards.

Mary has had a distinguished nursing career spanning decades, both within the community setting and abroad.

From her early stages as an RGN, a midwife, and a young nurse who travelled abroad to work in Africa, Mary has been dedicated to learning and honing her craft, helping patients through life changing moments from giving birth to recovery from illness.

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 today, rewarding public health nurses for their dedication to community care across the country.

ICHN President Ms Anne Lynott praised the winners for their inspiration and attitude towards nursing and care.

'Once again, the committee received an abundance of quality nominations of nurses implementing best practice, and often going beyond the line of duty. Their efforts have been acknowledged by their colleagues and peers who nominated them, and now, it is acknowledged publicly by the Institute. We are grateful to all our nurses, and especially those who lead by example, and we hope that others will continue to aspire to walk in the footsteps of such exemplary practice.'

Fingal Independent