Return of the People of UHK Awards:

Celebrating Excellence for the Third Year

University Hospital Kerry (UHK) is excited to announce the return of the People of UHK Awards for 2024, now in its third year. Once again, we invite the public to nominate deserving members of our UHK staff who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to patient care and service excellence.

Following the tremendous response from the public in previous years, with hundreds of nominations pouring in annually, the Awards have become an integral part of the UHK annual calendar. These awards recognise and celebrate the remarkable contributions made by UHK staff across all departments and disciplines.

Every day, the dedicated UHK team work tirelessly to ensure the well-being and comfort of patients and their families. The Awards provide an opportunity for patients and their loved ones to acknowledge and recognise those individuals and teams who have made a positive impact on their hospital experience.

Last year, thirteen deserving winners were honoured across team and individual categories, each receiving a bespoke UHK trophy and certificate in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Staff members from any department or service within UHK are eligible for nomination, with individuals both front-facing and behind the scenes being recognised for delivering exceptional patient care and assistance.

 This year, public nominations can be made in two categories:

  • The Patient Care Awards recognise exceptional care provided by any staff member who significantly contributes to patient well-being.
  • The Service Excellence Awards celebrates the vital contributions of non-clinical support service staff who operate behind-the-scenes.

 Mary Fitzgerald, General Manager of UHK, expressed her appreciation for the dedicated staff: “The People of UHK Awards celebrate the individuals and teams who go the extra mile and make a real difference to our patients, families, and colleagues. We are privileged to have such a passionate and dedicated team here at UHK, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to honour and recognise their service through these awards.

 The nomination period is now open until May 30th, 2024. We encourage everyone to submit their nominations online at   Nominations can also be made via hard copy with Nomination forms available at UHK main reception and via local press.



Pictured at the launch of the People of UHK Awards at UHK this week were Mary Fitzgerald, General Manager of UHK , Mary Gardiner (judge) and Dr Peter Browne UHK . Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD