The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy have shortlisted three Departments at Galway University Hospitals for the 2018 Medray Awards.
The X-ray Departments at University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital were both short-listed for the X-ray Department of the Year and the Radiotherapy Department at UHG was short-listed for Radiotherapy Department of the year.
Chris Kane, General Manager, Galway University Hospitals said, “We are absolutely delighted that the X-Ray Departments at University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital have been shortlisted for this year’s Medray Awards. The third and final X-ray Department shortlisted is in Roscommon University Hospital so already we know we have a winner within the Hospital Group!
“The second category of awards is for Radiotherapy Department of the year and we will be hoping that University Hospital Galway will be able to keep off the stiff competition posed by two Dublin hospitals (St Luke’s and the Beacon), to bring home the prize.
“The Medray awards aim to recognise where staff go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure their patients and clients receive the utmost of special care and attention and this is what makes it such a meaningful award to be in the running for.
“The nominations followed a rigorous elimination process which involved an inspection by the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, site visits and even a ‘secret shopper’ who observed our staff interaction with patients.”
The winners will be decided by combining the results of a public vote and site visit. The online voting system is open until the end of September where members of the public can cast their votes at www.iirrt.ie.