Kirkintilloch project honoured in health awards honour

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Annual Review and Chairman's Awards.''Cabinet Minister Nicola Sturgeon with (ltor:) Allan Spencer and David Brown from the Woodlands Centre, Kirkintilloch.''For further information please contact:'The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Press Office: 0141 201 4429''Picture ? John Young / YoungMedia 2011
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Annual Review and Chairman's Awards.''Cabinet Minister Nicola Sturgeon with (ltor:) Allan Spencer and David Brown from the Woodlands Centre, Kirkintilloch.''For further information please contact:'The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Press Office: 0141 201 4429''Picture ? John Young / YoungMedia 2011

TOP health awards have been presented to a nurse and a garden club at a centre for elderly people with mental health conditions.

Margaret Gray and the Woodlands Centre in Kirkintilloch were among seven others to receive a NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) Chairman’s Award.

Margaret and her colleague Mary Clark, both senior charge nurses, were given the nursing award for their work in the ophthalmology department at Gartnavel Hospital.

Margaret, from Robroyston said: “I’m just trying to do my job to a good standard and I commend all the staff who provide a high level of care, from clerical staff through to nursing staff, photographers – everyone involved in the department. Every member of staff in the department deserves credit.”

The garden club at the Woodlands Centre was presented with an improving health award for its garden project.

The service users at the centre have a variety of psychiatric conditions and most of the patients have really taken to the garden.

There is ample room to sit and relax and a greenhouse provides the opportunity to grow vegetables.

Allan Spencer, staff nurse at the centre, said: “We are delighted with the award. Not only has the area been improved but the real bonus is what the patients are getting out of it.”

Health minister Nicola Sturgeon is pictured presenting awards to Allan Spencer and David Brown from the Woodlands Centre.