We were thrilled to attend the Maternity & Infant Awards last, Friday, 10th October. We had a wonderful afternoon at the event, hosted by TV3’s Sybil Mulcahy and Martin King and held in the Double Tree by Hilton. The awards were a great success, and everyone who attended had a lovely afternoon.
We were delighted to sponsor the Child Hero of the Year award, which was won by Freya Desmond from Cork, who suffered a stroke, but through sheer determination and perseverance, regained many of the skills that she lost.
We were warmed by a speech by Susan O’ Dwyer, CEO of Make a Wish Ireland – http://makeawish.ie/ – who spoke about the work Make a Wish do and some of the wishes that they’ve granted over the past number of years.
A huge congratulations to all the nominees and winners:
Midwife of the Year – Catherine Manning, The Coombe
Mum of the Year – Teresa Loughnane
Young Achiever of the Year – Quaid Cleland
Business Parent of the Year – Deborah O’Brien
Public Health Nurse of the Year – Bernie Long
Miracle Baby of the Year – Lexie Lynch
Dad of the Year – AJ Doyle
Grandparent of the Year – Phil Power
Obstetrician of the Year – Sharon Cooley, Rotunda Hospital
Super Sibling of the Year – Lauran Smith
Pediatrician of the Year – Dr. Patrick Gavin, Crumlin Hospital
Pharmacist of the Year – Chandi Vyas
Child Hero of the Year – Freya Desmond
Outstanding Achievement of the Year – Maureen Forrest
Special Merit Award – Fionnuala Gardiner, Crumlin Hospital