health board awards

Some of the winners celebrate with Health Board chairman John Brown.

By Democrat reporter

Approximately 400 NHS staff gathered together this week to celebrate ‘all that is great about the NHS’ and announce this year’s Chairman Award winners at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

It was a night to honour staff who show case the quality and commitment of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s workforce.

This is the fourth year running that the event also presented the William Cullen prizes for Innovation and for Teaching, in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

And for the first time this year’s the Special Judges Award of Excellence went to two winners instead of one.

The team at Central Decontamination Unit at Cowlairs were awarded the Special Judges Award of Excellence for their efforts in the immediate aftermath of a temporary closure of the unit.  Without the efforts of the team, who went above and beyond, trauma and emergency surgery would not have been able to continue during this period.

The second team to receive the Special Judges Award of Excellence went to the haemato-oncology paediatric team who provide care and specialist treatment to some of the countries sickest children.  Their kindness, patience, professionalism, empathy and dynamism during a difficult period has been remarkable. The team brings joy to their young patients each and every day.

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Chairman John Brown

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman, John Brown said:  “This year has been a record breaking year for the Celebrating Success Staff Awards Event.

“There were a record 394 entries in the Chairman’s Awards, a testament to the high regard that the communities we serve have for NHSGGC staff.

“For the first time in the ten years of the Chairman’s Awards two teams were recognised with an award for excellence for their expertise and dedication in responding to unprecedented challenging situations.

“Along with the 394 entries to the Chairman’s Awards there was a record number of nominations for the local directorate and partnership awards with 441 nominations, more than double the figure for any previous year.

“This event was the chance to recognise our staff from across NHSGGC and celebrate their achievements in style.

“I hope everyone enjoyed the night as each and every one of the staff who received awards deserve to be congratulated for the care and services they provide every day to our local communities.”

This year, the Chairman’s Awards reflected the key aims of the organisation, renaming our categories to: Better Care, Better Health, Better Value and Better Workplace.

Our popular Nursing and Volunteer categories remain and for the second year we will be presenting the Global Citizenship award.

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