We had a fantastic ceremony for the Comfort Keepers Awards 2017 on Friday night at Killashee House, Naas. Our awards aim to celebrate the achievements of our fantastic carers, and gives us the opportunity to both reward and acknowledge their hard work and dedication throughout the year.
Dublin’s very own Elaine Doherty was named Carer of the Year 2017 for Comfort Keepers Ireland. The award was made in recognition of her hard work and excellent care giving, and saw her ranked highest among Comfort Keepers’ 1500 staff in Ireland.
Elaine will be jetting off to Texas, USA, as announced at our awards for our Comfort Keepers International Awards next year. Last year’s winner Leona Goodman has just come back from her trip to Orlando attending the very same event.
“7 years ago, we started our annual Carer of the Year awards in recognition of our staff who improve the quality of life of others, by offering exceptional care, support and companionship, and really enriching the lives of others. CK Awards has grown year on year and is very much the highlight of our year” said Brid Gould, Managing Director. “Each of our regional winners have been nominated by their colleagues and clients. I am so proud to be involved in such a special evening, recognising their extraordinary efforts”.
Comfort Keepers Awards ceremony also recognises our employees in various other support roles throughout the organisation for their outstanding performance and dedication to quality care in our communities. We were also thrilled that joining us on the night were a number of staff who are celebrating 10 years with Comfort Keepers this year.
This year our awards ceremony was held at Killashee House Hotel in Co. Kildare with Daithi O’Se presenting on the night. Here is this year’s full list of award winners:
- Client Care Coordinator – Sinead Coyne from our North East Office
- Client Services Manager – Chris Murphy from Cork
- HR Person of the Year – Teri Quinn from HR Department
- Department of the Year – Operations Department
- Team of the Year – Midlands Office based in Tullamore covering Westmeath, Offaly and Longford.
- Learner of The year – Caroline Baker from South Dublin
- Reviewer of The year – Johanna Clarke from Meath and our North East Office
- Employee of the Year – Sinead Gorham from our Finance Department
- Carer of the Year – Elaine Doherty from South Dublin
- Runner Up – Ivy Cooke from Galway and Ann-Marie Twomey from Cork
Congratulations to all staff, nominees and winners for a very successful event. We’re already looking forward to next year!