NHS awards for staff stalwarts

18/05/16 - 16051806 - NHS LANARKSHIRE
WISHAW GENERAL HOSPITAL
Staff Awards Ceremony
18/05/16 - 16051806 - NHS LANARKSHIRE WISHAW GENERAL HOSPITAL Staff Awards Ceremony

Healthcare staff from across NHS Lanarkshire were recognised for the inspirational work that they do at the first annual staff awards ceremony.

The ceremony, which was held on 18 May, was opened by former Scottish international rugby player and BBC Radio Scotland presenter John Beattie.

It saw staff being rewarded under nine separate award categories.

The award categories were: Outstanding Individual in a Clinical Role, Outstanding Individual in a Non Clinical Role, Outstanding Team, Outstanding Care, Outstanding Volunteer, Innovation in Practice, Service Improvement, Chair Award and the William Cullen Prize.

NHS Lanarkshire chief executive, Calum Campbell, said: “Today’s award ceremony demonstrates that we have a lot of hard working and dedicated staff throughout Lanarkshire.

“I am delighted to acknowledge and recognise our dedicated staff and volunteers at today’s awards.

“NHS staff are often present at some of the most challenging events in a person’s life and the care that they give in these times can make a lasting impression on a patient, their family and carers.

“This is evident through the touching tributes that have been submitted by patients, families, friends and colleagues during the nomination process.”

The winner of the ‘Outstanding Individual in a Clinical Role’ award was Karen Black. Karen is a physiotherapy community lead based at Longdales at Kirklands Hospital.

The two runners up for this award were bereavement specialist midwife Elaine Hamilton and charge nurse Elizabeth Milliken.

The winner of the ‘Outstanding Individual in a Non Clinical Role’ award was Jim Rae. Jim is a store person based at the health promotion library at Law House.

The two runners up for this award were anaesthetics secretary Linda Cameron and project co-ordinator Janet Robison.

The winner of the Outstanding Team award was the accident and emergency team at Monklands Hospital.

The two runners up for this award were the Biggar Aligned Team and the Learning Disabilities Team from Kylepark at Kirklands Hospital.

The winner of the Outstanding Care award was Andrew Carton. Andrew is the clinical director of surgical services at Monklands Hospital.

The two runners up for this award were district nurse Leonor Wilmot and the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit at Wishaw General.

The winner of the Outstanding Volunteer award was Tom Denholm. Tom volunteers in palliative care at Wishaw General.

The two runners up for this award were Jim Welsh and Nancy Moffat.

The winner of the Innovation in Practice award was Duncan Stang. Duncan is a specialist podiatrist at Hairmyres Hospital.

The two runners up for this award were the catering department at Monklands Hospital and senior charge nurse Karen Wilson from Wishaw General Hospital.

The winner of the Service Improvement award was the community brain injury team. The team is based at Law House.

The two runners up for this award were head of linen services Robert O’Hara and the Coathill Stroke Managed Clinical Network.

The winner of the William Cullen Prize was won by Dr Babu Mukhopadhyay. The prize was given by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in tribute to excellence in teaching or service innovation in Lanarkshire.

The Royal College partnered with NHS Lanarkshire to award Dr Mukhopadhyay for his significant contribution to service innovation. This was due to his leadership in the reshaping medical pathways group, which has had significant improvements in patient care.

The winner of the ‘Chair Award’ was oncology nurse Teresa Rennie.

Neena Mahal, chair of NHS Lanarkshire, said: “Teresa is a unique individual who goes that extra mile for cancer patients and their families. She has an unfailing commitment to patients and is truly one of a kind who has touched so many people in a positive way at such a difficult time in their lives.

“It has been a privilege to hear about the fantastic stories behind the nominations from across all the award categories and I would like to pay tribute to our staff and volunteers for their dedication and commitment.”