UK recognition for Southern Trust dietitians

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Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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Two Dietitians from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust have received UK wide recognition from their professional body – the British Dietetic Association. BDA Awards 2016Mandy Gilmore, Head of Head of Dietetics and Diabetes Services received the prestigious IBEX Award. Nominated by their peers, IBEX award winners are recognised for promoting the highest standards in the science and practice of dietetics and for their outstanding service to the profession. Community Dietitian Bronagh Kelly received the award for Trade Union Representative of the Year. This award is given in recognition to Trade Union Representatives who make time to listen and solve problems for members and for demonstrating excellence and commitment to their service. Congratulating Mandy and Bronagh, Angela McVeigh, Director of Older People and Primary Care for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust said, “Diet and nutrition are important factors in preventing and managing many conditions, like digestive problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, coeliac disease or cardiovascular disease. “Having a highly skilled dietetic team plays an important role in delivering safe, high quality care, both within our hospital and community services, assessing, diagnosing and treating dietary and nutritional problems.
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Mid July 2016She added, “We are delighted that Mandy and Bronagh have received such prestigious recognition for their dedication to their service and professional excellence and for the dietetics workforce who are committed to continuous improvement for the overall wellbeing of their patients and clients.”

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