Super sister wins award for caring work at Stobhill

Stobhill Hospital, Ann Cairney from Balornock was a finalist for -support worker award'Photo Emma Mitchell'22/11/11
Stobhill Hospital, Ann Cairney from Balornock was a finalist for -support worker award'Photo Emma Mitchell'22/11/11

A KIND-hearted nurse has been honoured for her dedicated service on behalf of people with kidney problems.

Ann Cairney (60) was a top three finalist in the support worker category at the Scottish Health Awards 2011.

The ceremony was held recently in Edinburgh.

Ann was nominated for the award by her colleagues for her sterling work with Stobhill Kidney Patients Association.

The association provides help and support for patients, their families and carers. Ann’s late husband, Thomas, was one of the association’s founding members. He started dialysis treatment at Stobhill Hospital 36 years ago.

Ann said: “It was such a shock to be nominated for the award, but it was also a huge honour.

“To get to the final three for the whole of Scotland is fantastic.

“The association is very important to renal patients, because it lets them know there’s life after the machine.

“I’m delighted my work’s been recognised.”

Ann has worked at Stobhill for 36 years. Her husband Thomas passed away in 1985. Ten years ago she moved to the hospital’s renal unit.

Ann, from Balornock, added: “I’d like to thank everyone who nominated me for this award and made this possible.”