Kevin Plunkett Bursary award open to Mental Health Nurses

Mental Health Ireland are launching the second ‘Kevin Plunkett Award’ which invites applications from Mental Health Nurses progressing projects advancing key policy objectives. The primary focus of the Mental Health Ireland Kevin Plunkett Award is recognise the contribution of mental health nurses who have distinguished themselves in their role and to further contribute to building nursing practice excellence and improving care and services for people using services and their families. Further information can be found here. Email enquiries can be sent to The Closing date for applications is Wednesday December 15th.


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Mr. David Delaney

David is the newly elected Secretary. He currently works in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick. David graduated from the University of Tasmania in Australia and started his career in cardiac care. From there he worked in the Intensive care units of the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, the Royal Prince Alfred, Sydney, St. James Hospital, Dublin and University Hospital Limerick. He is currently a Clinical Skills Facilitator in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick. He has previously studied a postgraduate diploma in Intensive Care Nursing with NUI Galway and is currently in his dissertation year of this Masters in Advanced Nursing Care also with NUI Galway. David will be a registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner once his MSc is complete. David also holds a position on the student subgroup of the International Council of Nurses NP/APN network.