Maureen Hetherington, Deputy Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Northern HSC Trust, and the Vaccine Services Pharmacy Team were joint winners of the the Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award, together with the team from Victoria Pharmaceuticals, Belfast HSC Trust.

The Vaccine Services Team is based in the Pharmacy Department in the Mid-Ulster Hospital, Magherafelt and provides a centralised vaccine dispensing and distribution service for the whole of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust catchment area.

Dr Seamus O’Reilly, Northern Trust Executive Director of Medicine said, “I would like to congratulate the Vaccine Services Pharmacy Team and Prof Scott for their much deserved awards. They are examples of how innovation and the dedication of our staff, looking at how we do things and then improving them, are really making a difference to the care we give to our patients. Well done to those involved”.

The Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards 2018 event was held on 22 February 2018 in the Europa Hotel, Belfast.
All the winners will be featured in the forthcoming edition of Northern Ireland Healthcare Review. Pictures from the event can be viewed online:

Pictured from left: Martindale Pharma Sponsor, Kellie Donnelly (Lead Technician, Community Services, NHSCT), Yvonne Rea (Senior Pharmacist, Patient Services, NHSCT), Maureen Hetherington (Deputy Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, NHSCT), Gillian Smith (Specialist Pharmacy Technician, Vaccine Services, NHSCT) and Mike Scott (Director, MOIC and Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, NHSCT).