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Galway University Hospitals presents first Quarterly Staff Recognition Award

The first quarterly Staff Recognition Award for Galway University Hospitals was presented to Shaun Plower, Clinical Engineering Technician with the Medical Physics Department at University Hospital Galway last Friday, 09 November.

Shaun, who is from Loughrea, received the award after being nominated for his role in the modernisation of the Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Outpatient Department at UHG. The project involved increasing the number of procedure rooms from one to five and introducing state of the art technology for data collection, examination and procedures. UHG now has one of the most modern and technologically advanced ENT Outpatient Departments in Europe which has greatly improved the experience for patients using the service and improved the system within the department

Chris Kane, General Manager, Galway University Hospitals presented the award to Shaun along with Mary Lane Heneghan, Chairperson of Cystic Fibrosis Galway who represented the hospital’s Patient Council on the Selection Committee and David Holland, Finance Manager, UHG who represented the Hospital Management Team.

Chris Kane said, “The Staff Recognition Awards aim to acknowledge and celebrate staff who go the extra mile for patients, who give an outstanding level of support to patients and colleagues or who are providing leadership by motivating, mentoring and inspiring others.

“Shaun Plower demonstrated all of this during the ENT Outpatient Department upgrade project. The nomination for him referenced ‘his unlimited support and knowledge but most importantly his interest, enthusiasm and readiness to move forward’. Shaun is a very worthy recipient of the first GUH quarterly Staff Recognition Award as an example of a colleague who performs at a level above and beyond normal job requirements and expectations. I am delighted that we now have a means to publicly recognise Shaun and the many other staff like him who may be nominated for future awards.”

Photo Caption:

At the presentation of the first quarterly Galway University Hospitals’ Staff Recognition Award, from left: David Holland, Finance Manager; Chris Kane, General Manager; Shaun Plower, Clinical Engineering Technician and award winner; and Mary Lane Heneghan, Chairperson of Cystic Fibrosis Galway who represented the hospital’s Patient Council on the Selection Committee.

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)