Here’s your opportunity to be part of one of the biggest celebrations of excellence in nursing care in the care home and residential care settings in Northern Ireland. The Staff Nursing Care Awards 2024 will recognise individuals and teams who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and clinical excellence in their work.

If you are a potential award-winning care professional or your team or establishment has excelled in a certain area, you could be a winner of one of our prestigious awards.

The Staff Nursing Care Awards set out to reward good practice and to celebrate achievements. The awards recognise innovation and outstanding clinical excellence in healthcare professionals in care homes, residential care settings and domiciliary care teams across Northern Ireland. This year we are also looking for the healthcare student of the year who excelled during their placement in a care setting.

We want to shine a light on the vital work that is being done to provide the care and support that is need to provide those in care homes with the quality of life we would want for ourselves in later life.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 15 December 2023. Entries can be submitted from 6 October 2023.

The judges will consider all entries and will decide on the finalists for each category.

The names of the finalists will be posted on this website, circulated to everyone who has submitted an entry, and to the media. 

Who can enter?

The awards are open to those working in independent nursing and residential care homes, domiciliary care teams, and healthcare students in Northern Ireland.

How to Enter

Entries open on 6 October 2023 and must be submitted online here. In no more than 500 words entries should show how they meet the criteria for the category entered. No additional material, references or links to online information will be considered.

The categories and judging criteria are listed below. Click on a category to view the criteria.

Categories and Criteria

Want some tips and tricks for writing your award entry? click here to read our article.

Awards Dinner - Titanic Belfast, Thursday 21 March 2024


Our Gala Dinner is on Thursday 21 March 2024 in Titanic Belfast and hosted by BBC presenter Claire McCollum.

Join us for what will be a fantastic evening, you can book a table of 10 costing £1200 or individual seats are available at £135 each.

Click here to book places at the Staff Nursing Care Awards Dinner


Your generosity is incredible and it’s because of your support, this event is as fabulous as it is!