Praxis Care Staff Awards
Praxis Care held its fifth annual Staff Awards Ceremony in La Mon House Hotel on 11 May 2012.
On arrival, guests enjoyed a breakfast reception while being entertained by magician Trevor Price and pianist Peter Mathews until the official proceedings began.
MC Pauline Paterson, Assistant Director for Quality and Governance welcomed special guests and staff. Ken Brundle, Chairman of the Praxis Care Board delivered an inspiring and entertaining speech before presenting awards to staff for Long Service, Training, Individual and Scheme / Department Awards.
Special awards were also presented as follows:-
- Mr Frank McConnell presented the Praxis Care Research Award in memory of Maria McConnell to Mr Stephen Caswell from Queens University School of Psychology.
- Mrs Margaret Cassidy presented the Pat Cassidy Award for the staff member who has demonstrated leadership in delivering a service to Sharon Crampsey and Carol Breen.
- Chair of Praxis Care Board, Ken Brundle and Chief Executive Nevin Ringland presented the Dr Etta Eid-Jennings Prize for the staff member who has demonstrated commitment over and above the call of duty. The recipients were Dymphna Doran, Francis Hagan, Gina Lowe, Louise Lyons and Paul Ormond Smith.
- Chief Executive, Nevin Ringland presented special CEO prizes to Margaret Stevenson for her loyal service to the Praxis Care Board, Ian Keys from Galliagh House and the Staff Development Department.
Details of all award winners can be viewed below: –
After the awards, Pauline Paterson introduced motivational speaker, Paul Tracey who gave a thought provoking and entertaining talk. Paul founded the Success Foundation in Northern Ireland, which helps people become happier and more successful by showing them how to transform their mental and emotional states, for the better.
After lunch guests were entertained by the singing chefs, Cameoflage and the Smyth Family Irish Dancers.
Finally, Chief Executive Nevin Ringland thanked everyone for attending and staff enjoyed light refreshments to bring the day to a close.
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