This year’s Celebrating Success Awards was the first for our Chairman, John Brown and the last for our Chief Executive, Robert Calderwood.
Another great year with for the judging panel to preside over this difficult task.
When the panel went through the entries, they were overwhelmed with the standard of the various categories, showcasing the true quality of our workforce and their commitment to delivering the best in patient care.
One particular nomination stood out for the judges. They were so impressed by this entry they agreed, for only the second time in the six years that the Chairman’s Awards have been running, a Special Judges Award of Excellence. They felt it really captured the spirit of the NHS and its core values of putting patients at the heart of everything we stand for.
The winner was announced on the night. This being Staff nurse Jade Gilmore. She was singled out by the judging panel for special recognition for her outstanding care, compassion and decisive life-saving intervention.
Jade's concern for a patient when they didn't show up for a regular appointment saved his life.
Jade went above and beyond to locate the patient and the patient is in no doubt he wouldn’t be alive today had she not acted the way she did.
For Jade's story please watch the video below.
To see the pictures taken on the evening look on our Flickr gallery below or click on this link.