The team at the Cork University Dental School and Hospital (CUDSH) was nominated by Siobhan Lynch, School Manager. Below, she explains why they are so deserving of this acknowledgement.
“We faced an unprecedented cessation of dental care provided by dentists in practice, due to the high risk of infection. The HSE also had to reallocate their outpatient clinic space to manage during this pandemic. CUDSH responded in two ways: we reached out immediately to the HSE, and in less than a week the HSE were able to set up outpatient activity from CUDSH; CUDSH commenced an emergency dental clinic, and staff changed their work practices totally. They have all been inspirational.”
How to nominate a UCC Hero/UCC Heroes:
Nominations can be made by any person with respect to an individual or team worthy of celebration as a UCC Hero or Heroes.
Submissions are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing:
1. 100 words explaining the contribution of the person/team during COVID-19
2. A high-resolution photograph of the person/team
3. Contact details of the nominating staff member