HEALTH MATTERS: Award joy for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

By Lucy Ashton

The exceptional work happening across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the local health board, has been recognised this week, with several of our colleagues landing awards for their remarkable efforts.

At the prestigious annual Scottish Health Awards last night, there was success for the Amma Birth Companions Team who won the Tackling Health Inequalities award. Our Glasgow City HSCP colleagues, whose Homeless Health and Asylum Team, were named the People’s Choice Award winners.

Elsewhere, our Macmillan Scottish Mesothelioma Network was recognised for their work, winning the Innovation Award, while Glasgow Royal Infirmary Consultant Surgeon Stuart Watson took home the Global Citizenship Award. 

Meanwhile, the Glasgow Clinical Research Facility has won a prestigious Student Nursing Times award for its exceptional student placement programme. The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital-based unit team took home the Hospital Student Placement of the Year prize at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on November 4, after topping a competitive shortlist of placement programmes from across the UK.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chief Executive, Jane Grant, pictured right, said: “I was delighted to see our teams honoured at the Scottish Health Awards and the Student Nursing Times Awards.

“This shows the exceptional work that is going on throughout NHSGGC and I would like to congratulate everyone who took home an award. Staff have done themselves and their teams proud.

“I would also like to congratulate all colleagues shortlisted for an award. The Scottish Health Awards are the most prestigious awards for those working across NHS Scotland and to be shortlisted among peers is a significant achievement in itself. Well done to them and I thank them for their hard work and commitment to patients and colleagues.”

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