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Nursing

Nursing

The award recognises nurse(s) who demonstrate the best qualities of patient care and the ethos of nursing.

    Haemophilia is a lifelong – and at times terrifying – condition. A number of patients rely on Sister Ishbel MacD...

   

Haemophilia is a lifelong – and at times terrifying – condition. A number of patients rely on Sister Ishbel MacDougall and the regional Haemophilia Comprehensive Care team at Glasgow Royal Infirmary for their excellence in care and compassion.

Patient Alistair Devlin said: “Sister Ishbel MacDougall has cared for me since the 1980s and has given me such peace of mind… not only caring for my physical condition, but also my psychological condition. She is the sister I never had.”

Other patients described the warm personal welcome and the highly professional care”.

The entire nursing team were praised by patients who said they were a real credit to NHS Scotland.

The team know their patients and welcome them as individuals when coming into the unit – in this unit the patient always comes first.

These statements from patients who nominated them say it all: “This team is what the NHS should be like across the board - contactable, caring and giving excellent treatment. And making a great cup of tea served up with loads of empathy!”

Nurse Lisa Gervais, is an IBD research nurse specialist at the Royal Hospital for Children, who cares for children ...

Nurse Lisa Gervais, is an IBD research nurse specialist at the Royal Hospital for Children, who cares for children with digestive disorders.

Lisa has only been at the RHC for two years and is the first person in the team to ‘morph’ the two roles of research and patient care. Her research targets have gone through the roof – up by 300 per cent – as she has such a great rapport with her patients.

She has transformed the role of the clinical IBD nurse by integrating research into clinical practice, increasing the number of patients taking part in clinical research studies and promoting innovation in clinical practice driven by research findings.

Lisa is driven, knowledgeable and, above all, patient centred. We feel she’s very worthy of this award and we wish her well.

Lisa said: “It’s lovely to be recognised for a job I love. The great thing about my job is that I get to combine clinical work, with exciting research work. It really is the best of both worlds.”

The forensic mental health nurses in ward 5 and 6 at Leverndale Hospital specialise in providing rehabilitation and...

The forensic mental health nurses in ward 5 and 6 at Leverndale Hospital specialise in providing rehabilitation and integration into the community – and they deliver that care and support to the very highest standards.

This team, however, was nominated for how they responded to a harrowing situation more akin to what an emergency department team would expect to confront.

Being on a non acute, mental health site, staff have limited access to emergency on site medical interventions and rely upon their medical emergency training and updates to deal with any medical issue that rises.

So when a patient self-mutilated and removed a lower limb, they went into action and delivered rapid emergency medical input while waiting for the emergency ambulance. Despite having lost a lot of blood and fluids and being near to death their intervention saved a life.