The winners of NHS Tayside’s Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards were announced last week at a celebration event held at the Apex Hotel in Dundee.
The awards have been running for three years and offer 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. This year two new categories were added – the Chairman’s Award and the Global Citizenship Award.
The ceremony was hosted by Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Strategy Directorate with the Scottish Government.
Chairman John Brown said, “It has been fantastic to see the hard work and dedication of NHS Tayside staff recognised at this event. It is a great honour to be nominated by colleagues and members of the public and I would like to congratulate everyone who won an award, all of our finalists and nominees.”
Chief Executive Grant Archibald said, “The people of Tayside have really supported these awards by nominating individuals, teams and services in their hundreds and this reflects the high regard our committed staff are held in by local communities.
“We know that being recognised in these awards is very much appreciated by staff and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate. I would like to offer my congratulations to the finalists you should all feel very proud of yourselves indeed.”
The STAR Awards were delivered in partnership with Tayside Health Fund and the Apex Hotel.
The winners are:
Gold: Michael Carlin, Speech & Language Clinical Support Worker, Centre for Child Health
Silver: Nicola Richardson, Allied Health Professions Practice Educator and Teaching Lead
Bronze: Fiona Reid, Macmillan Specialist Physiotherapist, Cornhill Macmillan Centre, PRI
Gold: Amanda Kean, Senior Charge Midwife, Ward 38, Ninewells Hospital
Silver: UNITE Team (NICU/Ward 38/Labour Suite) Ninewells Hospital
Bronze: Dr Scott Jamieson, GP Prescribing Lead, Angus Health and Social Care Partnership
Innovation in Practice
Gold: Intelligent Liver Function Testing Team
Silver: Dr Elizabeth Connor, Consultant Dental & Maxillofacial Radiologist, Dundee Dental Hospital
Bronze: AIM – Anxiety in Motion, Centre for Child Health
Global Citizenship Award
Gold: Jean Ngoie, Head of Instrumentation and Clinical Engineering, Medical Physics, Ninewells Hospital
Silver: Pam Wilson, Senior Charge Nurse, Out Of Hours Service
Bronze: Gwen Gordon, Clinical Educator, Nursing Education
Outstanding Individual (Clinical)
Gold: Alexis Brain, Senior Charge Nurse, Ward 1, PRI
Silver: Michael Carlin, Speech & Language Clinical Support Worker, Centre for Child Health
Bronze: Lynn Sutherland, Occupational Therapist/Complementary Therapy Coordinator, Roxburghe House, Royal Victoria Hospital
Outstanding Individual (Non-Clinical)
Gold: Fiona McGrath, Health Services Link Worker, The Corner
Silver: Wayne Brown, Site Manager, Ninewells Hospital
Bronze: Maureen Forsyth, Ward Assistant, Ward 3, PRI
Gold: Gynaecology Team, PRI
Silver: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Ninewells Hospital
Bronze: Glenlaw House, Kings Cross
Communications and Engagement Team