Bluebird Care Coleraine win at the Women in Business Awards 2016

Bluebird Care Coleraine win at the Women in Business Awards 2016


Domiciliary care provider Bluebird Care Coleraine scooped the Excellence in IT award at the sixth annual Women in Business Awards held in Belfast on the 17th November.

The award win follows Bluebird Care Coleraine’s implementation of an app called The PASSsystem.  This app is installed to Care Assistants mobile phones and gives them instant access to Customer information prior to their visits ensuring they are continually up to date with the information they need to deliver the highest standard of Customer care.  The app was introduced in May 2016 and since then there has been an overall positive impact on the operations of the business by improving communication and efficiency of their service.

Sue MacLaughlin, Director of Bluebird Care Coleraine, said:

“I am thrilled that Bluebird Care Coleraine has been recognised for our investment in technology and expertise in delivering an exemplary homecare experience.  Without The PASSsystem, developed by everyLIFE Technologies, I would not have received this recognition. I extend my thanks to them and am grateful for the positive impact that The PASSsystem has had on my business.  The Women in Business Network is a strong and supportive organisation recognising and nurturing the talents of Business Women, so to win this award is extremely gratifying and makes me proud of what the Bluebird Care Coleraine team has achieved.”

Congratulations to all our finalists and winners from our N. Ireland Independent Care Awards evening which took place on Thursday 17th October at the Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast.

A wonderful night was had by all.  Please find below the list of finalists and winners:

Flourishing Award

Harry Reid, Hutchinson Care Homes- Winner

Marie McCartney, Macklin Group – Highly Commended

Dr. Fred Wright, Belfast Central Mission – Highly Commended

Backbone Award

Lucy McCreery, Domestic Care Group - Joint Winner

Gillian Masson, Healthcare Ireland Group -Joint Winner

Lisa Steele, Hutchinson Care Homes

Andrew McQuillen, Belfast Central Mission

Care Team – Residential Housing with Care Award

Strand Residential Unit, Priory Group - Winner

Aaron House , Presbyterian Church in Ireland/Council for Social Witness

Burleigh Hill House, MD Healthcare

Rosevale Lodge, Four Seasons Healthcare

Nursing Award

Laura Campbell, Macklin Group - Winner

Josette Fernandez, Four Seasons Healthcare

Brenda Service, Wilson Group

Care Team – Nursing Home Award

Larne Care Centre, Wilson Group - Winner

Nursing Care Team, Castleview Private Nursing Home

Domnall Intermediate Care, Four Seasons Healthcare

Specialist Practice Award

Laura Ferguson, Four Seasons Healthcare - Winner

Laura Paterson Spa Nursing Homes Ltd

Mary Stevenson, Healthcare Ireland Group

Care Team – Domiciliary and Care at Home Award

Newtownabbey Team, Homecare Independent Living - Winner

Ards Peninsula Locality Support Team, Optimum Care

Rapid Response Team, Connected Health Ltd

Innovation Award

Ryan Williams, Connected Health Ltd - Winner

Recovery Star Model, Four Seasons Healthcare

Jacqui Corscadden, Age N.I.

Leadership Award

Kathie Stevenson, Beechvale Nursing Home - Winner

Kayleigh Hunniford, Priory Adult Care

Louise McConville, Radius Housing Association


Team Spirit Award

Burleigh Hill House, MD Healthcare - Winner