Winners

Pharmacist Aidan O'Shea from Cork has been awarded the Liz Herbert Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Helix Health Pharmacist Awards 2013 for his outstanding commitment to pharmacy and his community throughout his career. The Awards took place with a special ceremony on Saturday, 23 November and were adjudicated by an esteemed judging panel including fellow pharmacists and other industry professionals, with a total of ten awards presented on the night. Other category winners included:

Excellence in Hospital Pharmacy Award

Ann Frankish, Pharmacy Dept., Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1.

Finalists

Patricia Ging, Pharmacy Dept., Mater Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 1.
Ann Frankish, Pharmacy Dept., Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1.
Sean Egan, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Pharmacist Contribution to Community Award

Keith O'Hourihane, Pharmacy First Plus, Cork

Finalists

Ultan Molloy, Healthwest Community Pharmacy, Clairemorris, Co. Mayo
David Lohan, Lohan's Pharmacy, 60 Prospect Hill, Galway
Keith O'Hourihane, Pharmacy First Plus, Cork

Patient Nominated Award

Tom Murray, Murray's Pharmacy, Ramelton, Co. Donegal

Finalists

John Barry, Barry's Pharmacy, Templeogue, Dublin 6
Sergio Martin Moran, Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, Whitehall, Dublin 9
Tom Murray, Murray's Pharmacy, Ramelton, Co. Donegal

Professional Excellence Award

Maura Kinahan, Pfizer

Finalists

Leonora O'Brien, Pharmapod
Maura Kinahan, Pfizer
Claire Kerr, HSE Dublin

Young Pharmacist of the Year Award

Brenda Treacy, Cara Pharmacy, Main street Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Finalists

Rachel Maxwell, Coyles Pharmacy, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan.
Brenda Treacy, Cara Pharmacy, Main street Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Ian Clarke, Meaghers Pharmacy, Castletymon Shopping Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Practice-based Research Award

Mairead Galvin, Pharmacy Dept.,Naas General Hospital

Finalists

Mairead Galvin, Pharmacy Dept.,Naas General Hospital
Evelyn Deasy, Tallaght Hospital
Eileen Relihan, St. James Hospital

Excellence in Community Practice Award

Michael Tierney, Tierney's Pharmacy, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Finalists

Michael Ormesher, DocMorris Pharmacy, Main Street Tallaght, Dublin 24
Michael Tierney, Tierney's Pharmacy, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
Oonagh O'Hagan, Meagher's Pharmacy, Bagot Street, Dublin 4

Community Pharmacy Team Leader of the year award

Mairead Reen Corcoran, Reen's Pharmacy, Main Street, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Finalists

This is a new category and so the winner was announced on the night of the awards.

Overall Pharmacist of the Year

Ann Frankish, Pharmacy Dept., Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1.

Liz Herbert Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award

Aidan O’Shea