St Angela’s College, Sligo wins 'Occupational Safety and Health in Healthcare' competition 2013/14
A team of undergraduate nursing students from St. Angela’s college in Sligo has won first place in the Health and Safety Authority’s annual ‘Occupational Safety and Health in Healthcare’ competition aimed at nursing and midwifery undergraduates across Higher Education. The final took place in Dublin where teams battled it out to win the first prize - Apple iPads. Dundalk IT won second prize of €600, and Athlone IT won a prize of €300.
The aim of the competition is to provide an environment where undergraduate students can collaborate and work together to enhance, develop and embed their knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety in a healthcare setting. The competition involved posing a real life scenario using problem-based learning which undergraduate nurses had to address and make a submission to the Authority on. This year, the competition was extended to include midwifery and all fields of nursing: children’s and general, general, intellectual disability and psychiatric.
Pictured are: Mary Cooke, (lecturer) ,Caitriona Redmond, Darren Jones and Katie Higgins, all from St. Angela's College, Sligo with Martin O' Halloran CEO HSA (centre), Anne Maria O'Connor Senior Inspector, HSA (back row left), and Joanne Harmon Education Manager, HSA (right).
View the Press Release here