NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) have beaten off stiff competition to win a major public sector finance award.
NHSGGC’s Acute Finance Team were named “Team of the Year” in the influential Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Scotland Awards last night (March 17) at the institute’s conference gala dinner held in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.
It recognised the work of Colin Neil, NHSGGC’s Assistant Director of Acute Services, and his colleagues who completed a demanding management restructuring linked to the opening of the £842 million Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children.
Praising his team Colin said: “This was an immensely challenging undertaking for everyone involved to support the reconfiguration of Acute Services and the transitional period of closing four Hospital sites and opening the new adult and children’s hospitals.
“It involved learning new ways of working together and being incredibly flexible to meet the demands of a change programme which impacted on locational changes for over 7000 staff and resulted in a complete recast of our financial reporting structure.
“I am very proud of the way the team responded by building relationships with other key professionals in a relatively short space of time to implement a restructure and change programme of this magnitude.”
Mark White, NHSGGC’s Director of Finance, added: “A project of this scale was unprecedented in the Scottish public sector and its success is down to strong leadership and a real collaborative team approach.”
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