Bluebird Care Meath name Jackie McGovern Carer of the Year 2013
They also present Mary Halpin with the Spirit of Bluebird Care 2013 award.
Director of Bluebird Care Meath, Gavin Kane says Carers are a group of people who deserve recognition, given the invaluable work they do.
"It is important to reiterate that, although only some of the carers have won awards, in our eyes, all of our carers are winners. Carers do a vital job and these awards help raise their profile and awareness of the amazing work these people do, often in extremely challenging circumstances."
Spirit of Bluebird Care Award: This award goes to Mary Halpin. Mary was nominated for the award by her colleagues and senior management because of her outstanding dedication to a particular customer. Mary was one of first carers to undergo specific training to allow this customer leave hospital and be in the comfort of his own home. As the customer progressed, Mary showed her outstanding dedication by traveling to college in Dublin to maintain his continuity of care while the customer settles into his new surroundings. Mary was, and still is, instrumental to this customer and helped the customer reach his goals. The Spirit of Bluebird Care Award recognises the dedication that Mary provides to her customer day in day out.
Carer of the Year Award: This award goes to Jackie McGovern. Jackie was nominated for the award by her colleagues and senior management because of her outstanding dedication to her job, her attitude to the role and considering her popularity with her customers. We are delighted to honour Jackie’s professionalism, dedication and commitment, a very deserving recipient of this award. Her fellow carers have all commented on how she brings out the best in other carers. She is truly an asset to the Bluebird Care Meath team and it is her great initiative and attention to detail that singles her out.”