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The Elaine Drummond Perpetual Award


The Elaine Drummond Perpetual Award is an annual award that remembers Dr. Elaine Drummond who was an esteemed colleague here in the School, Cope Foundation and beyond. Elaine graduated as an RNID in 1991. She worked in a number of community and residential services for children and adults before joining UCC as a lecturer on the Intellectual Disability Nursing programmes. Over the course of her career, she was steadfastly committed to supporting people with intellectual disability and their families. She passionately and resolutely promoted and advocated the advancement of intellectual disability nursing and services. Unfortunately, she died all too soon in July 2010. Elaine would be honoured to have a perpetual trophy recognising excellence in intellectual disability nursing in her name. In the same vein she would expect the student receiving this award to be performing to a high standard academically and clinically. The student receiving this award has shown personal and professional growth since commencing the programme. When asked about this student, lecturers, CPCs and preceptors used words like a team-worker, courteous and respectful, passionate, eager to learn, professional, willing, adaptable and committed to providing excellent, high-quality, individualised care. All the while demonstrating a willingness and enthusiasm to ‘be the difference’

2022 Recipient

Belinda Mbongo Luma

2020 Recipient

Ms. Zara McCarthy

2019 Recipient

Ms. Eileen Kelleher.

2018 Recipient

Ms. Edina Hanley

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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