Galen, the privately-owned pharmaceutical sales and marketing company is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Dr John Hinds Scholarship Award 2024. This prestigious scholarship, now in its fifth year, is dedicated to supporting pre-hospital responders on the Island of Ireland.
The scholarship, which runs in association with The College of Paramedics, is presented in memory of the late Dr John Hinds, who was regarded as an inspirational leader by paramedics and emergency medical technicians and those in pre-hospital care within Ireland. A world-renowned critical care physician, Dr Hinds gave a huge amount of his own time to educating and supporting paramedics and ambulance staff throughout the Island of Ireland.
Applicants have the opportunity to win a fully funded place on the renowned Advanced Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) three-day course in the UK, which is internationally recognised as the most advanced trauma course currently available in the world. The winner will also have their case study published in the College of Paramedics’ magazine, 'Paramedic INSIGHT'.
Dr Dennise Broderick, Managing Director & President, Galen, expressed her enthusiasm for the scholarship: “Dr John Hinds was an extraordinary individual who dedicated his life to improving emergency trauma care. His passion and commitment inspired us to support this annual scholarship programme in his honour, ensuring his legacy lives on.
“The scholarship is a testament to our commitment to supporting those on the front lines of emergency medical care and we encourage paramedics from all corners of Ireland to apply for this unique opportunity to enhance their skills and make a lasting impact on the communities they serve.”
Speaking on the scholarship, a member of the Hinds family commented “It gives us, as a family, such comfort and pride that the Dr John Hinds scholarship award continues to inspire and educate our current paramedics and first responders. John had such enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and passing on his expertise so that his colleagues could gain new insights which would ultimately benefit patients and save lives.”
Applications for the scholarship are open from 1st November 2023 – 12th February 2024, and we invite pre-hospital responders to apply by submitting a Clinical Case Study of an incident they attended. More information on submission and the Entry Form can be found at: https://galen-pharma.com/news-events/news/john-hinds-scholarship.
The College Honours and Awards Committee will then select the winning piece with the awards ceremony taking place at the College of Paramedics National Conference on 22nd May 2024.