STAR Awards finalists announced

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Following almost 700 nominations from staff and the public, the 2018 NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards finalists have been announced.

The awards offered staff and the public a chance to nominate an individual, service or team in one of six categories for delivering outstanding patient care or going the extra mile in their job. A shortlisting panel then had the difficult task of choosing the finalists in each category from almost 700 nominations.

NHS Tayside Chairman Professor John Connell said, “We were overwhelmed by the number of nominations received and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate, as well as the shortlisting and judging panels, who had the very unenviable task of narrowing down the nominations.

“Well done to everyone who was nominated and congratulations to those who were shortlisted as finalists. I am very much looking forward to the awards ceremony to see the gold, silver and bronze awards presented to the winners.”

The finalists are:

Outstanding Individual (Clinical)
June Ward, Haemophilia/Anticoagulant Specialist Nurse, Ninewells
Matt Quinn, Senior Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Ninewells
Mhairi Hepburn, Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychiatry of Old Age, Murray Royal Hospital
Pam Lamond, Senior Charge Nurse, MoveAhead, PRI
Rachel Hunt, Senior Charge Nurse, Ward 3, PRI
Tara Winterton, Speech & Language Therapist, PRI

Outstanding Individual (Non Clinical)
Anne Johnston, Catering Assistant, Arbroath Infirmary
Blanche Sykes, Ward Assistant, Ward 42, Ninewells Hospital
Diane Donaldson, Clinical Radiology Group Administrator, Ninewells Hospital
Lynn Norrie, Ward Clerk, Young People’s Unit, Dudhope Terrace
Margaret McMillan, Ward Assistant, Ward 6, Ninewells Hospital
Shannen Stewart, Administrative Assistant, Perth Royal Infirmary

Outstanding Team
Central A District Nursing Team, Dundee
Clinical Investigations Unit, Ninewells
Hospital at Night Team
Ward 6, PRI
Ward 8, PRI
Ward 38, Ninewells

Inspiring Educator
Mr Afshin Alijani, Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Ninewells
Dr David Connell, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Ninewells
Dr Donald MacGregor, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Ninewells and PRI
Kirstie Gordon, Speech and Language Therapist, Links Health Centre, Montrose
Mary Malone, Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Ninewells
Dr Sharon Robertson, Learning, Development and Governance Manager, Wallacetown Health Centre
Sharon Slane, Organisational Development Lead, Ninewells

Innovation in Practice
Laorag Hunter, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Royal Victoria Hospital
Letham Steering Group
Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Team
Tayside Colposcopy Team
The Viral Hepatitis Service

Quality/Service Improvement
Ann Eriksen, Executive Lead & Commissioner – Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus
Dundee Community Leg Ulcer Team
Dundee Community Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy Team
ERCP Team in Endoscopy
Perth City District Nursing Team
Val Johnson and Fiona Smith, Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team, Carseview Centre

The award ceremony is being held in the Apex Hotel on the evening of Thursday, 19 April.

The STAR Awards is being delivered in partnership with Tayside Health Fund, the Academic Health Science Partnership (AHSP) in Tayside, Apex Hotels and Balloons Made For You.

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