AWARDS: Health Board staff recognised at prestigious health awards

 Clockwise – L-R – Mhairi Burke, Brena Kirk, The Navigator Scotland team. 

By Lucy Ashton

A number of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s staff have been celebrated and awarded for their services at the annual Scottish Health Awards yesterday evening.

NHSGGC staff won three awards, and were nominated for nine in total.

Physiotherapist and Allied Health Professional (AHP), Mhairi Burke, won the award for Allied Health Professional of the Year, while Brenda Kirk, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, took home the Nurse of the Year Award.

The Navigators Scotland initiative, which helps provide interventions to patients to prevent violence, won the Tackling Inequality Award.

The awards, which honour the brightest and best individuals and teams working in the health sector in Scotland, come as NHSGGC and other boards in Scotland respond to the challenge of dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Those working across health and social care have shown incredible resolve and flexibility during this time, in many cases being deployed into new roles and into new ways of working across our health and social care system.

Jane Grant, left, Chief Executive for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said:  “A huge congratulations to all the winners at this year’s Scottish Health Awards. It’s a fantastic achievement to be nominated, with such tough competition across the country.

“I am very proud of all our staff who were shortlisted as well as our winners. Each of them has shown their personal commitment to patient centred care, a real compassion for their patients and service users as well as exceptional hard work, and this is a testament to the quality, skill, experience and commitment our staff provide to our patients and the health sector every day.”

A full list of the categories, finalists and winners can be found at:

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