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Jincy Jerry is one of ten nurses shortlisted for the prize worth €227,000

A SENIOR nurse at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin is in the running for an award recognising global nursing excellence.

Jincy Jerry, Assistant Director of Nursing for Infection and Prevention Control at the Mater Hospital, is one of 10 finalists for the prestigious annual Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award.

Nominated by the Mater Hospital’s Infection Prevention and Control team, Jincy made the shortlist out of more than 52,000 nominations from more than 200 countries. A €227,000 ($250,000) prize awaits the ultimate winner, who will be announced at a special ceremony in London on 12 May – International Nurses Day.

Alan Sharp, CEO of the Mater Hospital, said: “It’s already a great tribute to Jincy that she has made it so far in these awards, which recognise the invaluable contribution that nurses make to global health. Jincy developed digital solutions during the Covid-19 pandemic that were able to fulfil repetitive, high-volume tasks and cut down on the potential for human error when our hospital was under its greatest stress.”

“Today her innovations continue to enhance patient care and avert staff burnout. We hope the people who have benefitted, or might benefit in the future, from her unstinting commitment take part in the public voting which is currently underway.”

The public can have their say in who should win the award by voting online at this link until 30 April.Nurse Jerry, a mother of three, said: “I’m really honoured that the team I work with here at the Mater nominated me for this award.  I believe that innovation is a key way to maximise the quality of care we deliver and to ensure the highest levels of patient safety.  Whatever happens at the award ceremony in London next month, I’m very proud of making the nominations list.”

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