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NHS GREATER GLASGOW WANTS YOUR VOTE - SCOTTISH HEALTH AWARDS 2005

August 17, 2005 12:00 PM

NHS Greater Glasgow is urging local people to nominate staff from hospitals, health centres, clinics, or community settings for the Scottish Health Awards 2005.

The aim of the Awards is to recognise and reward Scotland's most committed and caring NHS staff, giving recognition to staff who are prepared to go that extra mile for the care and welfare of patients.

There's a category for every NHS worker and the area they work in, whether in a hospital, dental practice or community or healthcare setting.  A dedicated and committed member of staff or a team who helps make your visit more relaxing and enjoyable.  If you know someone we want you to nominate that person or team.

Last year, out of 14 categories, there were three winners from NHS Greater Glasgow.  Jake McGinness, a mental health charge nurse from Parkhead Hospital, received the award for the Nurses category; Dr Richard Groden, a GP at Tollcross Medical Centre, won the Doctor's Award; and the Health Improvement Team from the Forensic Directorate at Leverndale Hospital, won the Mental Health Team Award.

Tom Divers, Chief Executive of NHS Greater Glasgow, said: "Three members of staff won Awards last year which was a tremendous accolade for the marvellous work they do for the people of Glasgow.

"This year we want more staff to be recognised for their achievements and patients can nominate anyone they think deserves an award."

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Notes to Editors

The categories for nominations are outlined below. You can nominate online by visiting www.cci.scot.nhs.uk or call 08000 27 28 24 for an entry form. Entry forms need to be in by Friday 16 September 2005.

People categories:
Doctors Award – both doctors and nurses in practices or hospitals across Scotland
Nurses Award – nursing teams in general care, community care or specialist care
Therapists Award – range of therapists from physiotherapy to dental hygiene
Unsung Hero Award – getting on with their work but bringing much more to their job
Support Workers Award – ranging from auxiliaries, cleaners, porters – there's so many
Volunteers Award – unpaid assistance that makes healthcare experience so much better
Ambulance team Award – teams provide fast response and critical care across the country

Service categories:
Top Team Award – Scotland's top NHS team can come from any service in the country
Older People Care Award – making life easier and more comfortable for older people
Mental Health Team Award – working with vulnerable members of our communities
Cancer Care Team Award – specialist cancer care teams who are always on hand
Heart Disease Team Award – working to tackle heart disease across Scotland
Women & Children's Services Award -  providing specialist care for a wide-range of services
NHS Healthy Lifestyle Award – working to promote a healthy lifestyle in Scotland
Clean Hospitals Award – making sure cleanliness and safety go hand in hand
Community Care Award – recognising work in a community setting to improve individuals' lives.

The Scottish Health Awards 2005 will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 10 November 2005, at a gala dinner award ceremony.

For further media information contact 0141 201 4558.

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