NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) and partners University of Glasgow have been honoured with the prestigious overall Judge’s Award at the Inspiring City Awards.
The awards, held last night (10 September 2015) at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow, recognise individuals and organisations working to make a difference in Glasgow at every level.
The Judge’s Award was presented to the partners in recognition of their contribution to the wellbeing of Scotland’s largest city over the past 12 months and their commitment to the learning and development of the people of Glasgow.
Andrew Robertson, chairman of NHSGGC, said: “I am absolutely delighted that NHSGGC and our partners, the University of Glasgow, have been recognised in this way.
“We have always placed great emphasis on ensuring that our workforce is at the forefront of ongoing health developments and that support staff are fully equipped to provide their essential services.
“The building of the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus has allowed us to go even further and show our commitment to opening up employment and training to the people of Glasgow which will leave a lasting legacy for our communities.
“Education has been at the centre of every aspect of this massive development project – from developing apprenticeship opportunities and linkages with schools and colleges to the creation of world leading research facilities in partnership with the University of Glasgow to ensure that Glasgow remains at the cutting edge of medicine.”
The fast paced world of developing medicines, treatments, surgical procedures and related scientific developments requires NHSGGC to constantly refresh and educate its highly trained healthcare professionals.
With some 38,000 staff NHSGGC is one of the city’s largest employers and its commitment to reducing inequalities has opened the door to long term unemployed and young people from areas of greater need accessing its training and apprenticeship schemes.
This ongoing work was further boosted by the five year building programme to deliver the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and new Royal Hospital for Children which will leave a lasting legacy for communities both in South Glasgow and across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
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