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Public Urged to Nominate Local Health Heroes

April 22, 2013 2:18 PM

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Residents throughout Greater Glasgow and Clyde are being offered the chance to nominate their own local NHS hero.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has launched its search for NHS heroes as part of its prestigious annual Chairman’s Awards for staff who go that extra mile and provide exceptional care for their patients.

Amongst the six award categories members of the public are being asked to nominate for:

•  a Nursing Award where Greater Glasgow and Clyde residents can put forward their nursing stars - an individual or a team - who have demonstrated the highest standards of care for their patients;

• a Volunteer /Patient Ambassador Award - someone who goes that extra mile to volunteer help to our patients or nominate a patient ambassador who represents patients either on a Public Partnership Forum or on a patients’ panel, and

• a new Patient Centred Care Award – where the public can nominate a group of staff who have pulled together to tailor the best patient care for those in their care.

NHSGGC Chairman, Andrew Robertson, said: “This is the fifth year of these awards and I am delighted and impressed with the enthusiasm shown by patients and their relatives and healthcare professionals in identifying worthy nominees.

“The awards give the public and our staff the opportunity to highlight some of the exemplary practice that often goes unsung in the health service.

“The awards were of an exceptionally high standard last year and the competition was stiff. I have no doubt that we’ll receive the same high standard of entries this year and I look forward once again to the difficult job of choosing the winners!”

To nominate your health hero visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/chairmansawards or call free in 0800 027 7246. The closing date for entries is the 5th July 2013.

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For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

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