first_imgChris Frize from the Donegal office has been honoured as a finalist for his work with Bluebird Care. Chris Frize at the Bluebird Care iCare Awards, Radisson Blu, St. Helen’s along with Marty Kelly of Bluebird Care.Chris was a finalist at Bluebird Care’s i-CARE awards this week.The company asked its 1,500 carers nationwide to tell their personal story of why they chose a career in care. All entrants were asked submit a video, poem or story to depict their #myicarestory. At a high profile event in Dublin, filmed by Irish TV and to be broadcast on Sky later this month, and presented by broadcaster George Hook, Chris Frize said he was “humbled and shocked” on reaching the i-CARE final.“I cannot thank my colleagues in Bluebird Care Donegal enough for their support. They allow me to do my job diligently and passionately. It’s a job I love and one I get great satisfaction from. My iCare story illustrates how much caring means to me. As carers we choose to do this job because we get so much back. This award is an acknowledgement of all the great work my colleagues and I do in every part of Ireland. But I am so proud to represent them and Bluebird Care.”Marty Kelly, Director of Bluebird Care in Donegal congratulated Chris saying, “As Ireland’s population ages and increases, there will be more demands on homecare companies such as ours to provide quality care in the community. Our healthcare assistants spend thousands of hours in hundreds of homes each week, providing necessary and valuable care to ensure that people of all ages and varying degrees of ability remain in their own homes, and continue to participate in their communities.“Put simply, we wanted to showcase the great work being done by our Healthcare Assistants in every corner of Donegal and indeed Ireland. We hear the feedback from our customer’s about how carers go the extra mile and we thought it was time to shine a light on that commitment, passion and compassion shown day in and day out by our staff. “So this year we made 2015 ‘The Year of the Carer’ and have honoured our healthcare staff in our i-CARE awards. Chris is a remarkable person and his care story was told with such depth of feeling. We are delighted for him.”The JudgesThe external judging panel was made up of:• Eamon Timmins, CEO Age Action• Maureen Kavanagh, CEO Active Retirement Ireland• Stephen Cluskey, Founder• Susie Hall, Committee Member Alliance of Retired Public ServantsEamon Timmins described Chris’s entry as, “a moving and articulate tale of how care changes lives and how the smallest things mean the biggest things for many people who are suffering illness or ability challenges. Chris is a shining light in the healthcare industry and his story illustrates how important carers are in this country. I, along with my fellow judges would like to congratulate him on his national i-CARE nomination from Bluebird Care.”DONEGAL HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT CHRIS MAKE iCARE AWARD FINALS was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bluebird HealthcareChris Frizedonegallast_img read more