Clara Hutchinson of Signature Care Killerig wins award at Nursing Home Ireland Awards


Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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Clara Hutchinson of Signature Care Killerig accepting her award with Marty Whelan

Clara Hutchinson of Signature Care Killerig has won at the Nursing Home Ireland Care Awards. 

Clara was shortlisted in the Community Initiative Award category and claimed the prize at an awards ceremony that took place on Thursday at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. 

Posting on Facebook, she said: "Can't believe it! Such a great night. Thanks for all the lovely messages."

She is employed as Activities Co-Ordinator with Signature Care Killerig since 2017. Having obtained a MA in Music Therapy from the University of Limerick, Clara believes in the power of music in bringing people together.

Clara set up a weekly community choir for residents of the nursing home, children from the local primary school and members of the wider community.

She approaches her work with creativity and enthusiasm and has been teaching and lecturing in the uses of music in healthcare for many years.

Clara is currently developing a performance space within the nursing home for community events and concerts.

Brian Fisher was shortlisted in the Nursing Home Ancillary Worker Award category and works in Sonas Nursing Home Tullow.