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Celebrating excellence in hospital pharmacy.



Hospital Pharmacist of the Year

Patricia Ging
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Professor Patricia Ging is the Chief 2 Pharmacist for Transplant and Pulmonary Hypertension in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin. She also has responsibility for managing the department’s links with their academic partner the RCSI School of Pharmacy. She is passionate about developing and promoting the role of the pharmacist in patient care in transplant and PH.


Lifetime Achievement Award

António Melo Gouveia
IPO Lisboa

Pharmacist since 1987, worked in several hospitals, became chief pharmacist in 1993. Assigned to national medicines regulation agency in Portugal with focus on European processes for 5 years. Chief pharmacist in main national oncology centre for 19 years. President of National College of Hospital Pharmacist for 9 years, member of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists for 14 years. Member of several national committees in the area of medicines regulation, ethics and health technology assessment. Focus on development of the profession of Hospital Pharmacist at National and European level.


Rising Star Award

Carla Alonso Martínez
Vall d'Hebron University Hospital

My name is Carla Alonso. I finished my residency in Hospital Pharmacy in May 2020 and I am now the person in charge of the new Advanced Therapies Unit of the Pharmacy Department. I also work as a clinical pharmacist in the Haematology Department of Vall d'Hebron Hospital, in Barcelona.


The Extra Mile Award

Laura Dillon
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Laura has worked in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH) for over 5 and a half years and has evolved from being a Basic Grade Pharmacist to the Acting Clinical Pharmacy Service Manager. Over this short time frame Laura has shown a dedication and commitment to enhancing service delivery and pharmaceutical care. She has always gone the ‘extra mile’ to improve patient care and outcomes.


Pharmacist Team of the Year Award

Pharmacy Cancer Services Team
St. Vincent's Private Hospital

The Cancer Services Pharmacy is composed of Chief II Pharmacist, 6 Senior Pharmacists, 2 Senior Technicians and 4 Basic Grade Technicians. The team provides Aseptic compounding of hazardous and anticancer drugs and a Clinical Pharmacy Service to all the Heamatology/Oncology Patients.

The Pharmacists provide a clinical service to around 90 patients/day between the inpatients and day care ward. The demand for Aseptic Compounded individual drugs is close 19000/year with 80% of those compounded in-house.

The team has a track record for innovation and quality with numerous nominations as finalists at several awards over the last 10 years and as the recipient of “Outpatient initiative of the year” award at the Irish Healthcare awards in 2018.

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