Please nominate your local health heroes in Chairman’s awards

People from throughout Greater Glasgow and Clyde are being urged to nominate their local health heroes for NHSGGC’s Chairman’s Awards – which are now in their tenth year.

Inverclyde Home 1st - a group of dedicated staff who help support patients to get back home as quickly as possible after a hospital stay - were the toast of NHSGGC last November when they picked up the Special Judges’ Award of Excellence.

Chairman John Brown said: “The judges’ panel was so impressed by this entry they agreed, for only the fourth time in the nine years that the Chairman’s Awards have been running, to make a special award of excellence.

“Our readers have a great track record in nominating their local health heroes and we want this to continue this year with lots of new nominations.

“It might be the nurse who cared for your elderly mum while she was seriously ill, or the doctor who went the extra mile to get you the latest treatment, or even the midwife who gave you the strength to go on after 24 hours in labour. They are all special and the Chairman’s Awards are designed to recognise this.

“It’s not just about doctors and nurses either. It might be the porter who made you smile and helped you through a difficult moment, or a play assistant who entertained your child at the before her operation. These are the real people of the NHS and we want to hear why you think they are special.

“Pride in healthcare professionals working in your local community or hospital are only part of the NHS services provided. Many residents across Greater Glasgow and Clyde are cared for by the thousands of dedicated NHS staff at specialist centres such as the Royal Hospital for Children or The Beatson Cancer Centre too. The NHS is yours and the staff throughout GGC are there to serve you.”

Nominate and help identify those who deserve recognition. For the first time ever, all seven categories are open to the public:

  • Nursing - Your chance to nominate a top nurse or top nursing team who displays the best qualities of patient care and the ethos of nursing
  • Global Citizenship - Excellent examples of NHSGGC staff who have travelled overseas to provide healthcare and/or education to people in developing countries or in countries in crisis
  • Volunteer - We have so many volunteers – please tell us your favourite
  • Better Care - Tell us more about the excellent care you have received through any NHSGGC service
  • Better Health - How have we helped you improve your health? Maybe it’s healthy eating, smoking cessation, physical activity, or activities aimed at improving mental health. Tell us more
  • Better Value - Nominate projects which are saving time or resources
  • Better Workplace - This category recognises the often unseen work of our staff who are helping to make NHSGGC a Better place to work.

John added: “Each day when I visit services across the organisation I am hugely impressed by the people I meet and their dedication to their patients and the NHS. Our awards are a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on these people and help us celebrate the people who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide exceptional care and support.

“We have some new award categories this year so there are even more opportunities for you to nominate your special health hero. We look forward to hearing all about yours.”

To nominate your local health hero visit:

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 31st July 2019.