From left: Mr. Guy Thompson, President, Fingal Dublin Chamber; Ms. Brenda Lowry, Volunteer Services, St. Francis Hospice Dublin; Ms. Barbara Kilbride, Volunteer Co-Ordinator, St. Francis Hospice Dublin; Sr. Margaret Cashman, Director of Nursing, St. Francis Hospice Dublin; Ms. Brenda Farrelly, Volunteer Co-Ordinator (retired), St. Francis Hospice Dublin; Ms. Bronagh McKee, Sales and Marketing Manager at Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport; Mr. Fintan Fagan, CEO, St. Francis Hospice Dublin, and Mr. Marty Whelan, M.C.
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD 2016
St. Francis Hospice Dublin has won the “Best Public Service Excellence Award” at the Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence and Corporate Responsibility Awards 2016. The award was in recognition of the best practice establishment and development of the volunteer service at St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown since 2012. In 2016 at St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown there are 15,500 hours of volunteer service per annum. There are 89 volunteers who work across 19 different roles.
The independent judges said in awarding the Excellence Award for the volunteer service, “The winner of this award demonstrated how they have delivered a best in class service provision which is now shaping national standards. Their careful implementation and clear understanding of their stakeholders’ needs has brought outstanding benefits to all involved”.
On receiving the award Fintan Fagan, CEO, St. Francis Hospice Dublin, said “I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our volunteers for their selfless commitment to caring for our patients and their families. Sincere thanks are also extended to the people of North Dublin for volunteering and for their ongoing support of the hospice.”