Nursing mentors at Roscommon Hospital have been recognised for their role supporting new colleagues.
18 overseas nurses and midwives took up roles in the local facilities since the beginning of last year.
They were supported with an adaptation and preceptorship programme.
Since 2022 over 550 new overseas nurses and midwives joined the Saolta group across Roscommon, Galway, Mayo and Sligo.
In Roscommon, nurse Gráinne Keaveney was recently honoured with a preceptorship award at the hospital.
Gráinne is a staff nurse in St Teresa's Ward