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Marie is Scottish Champ and Now Taking on the UK

Friday, November 24, 2017

A medical secretary who goes above and beyond in her work has been awarded the Scottish Operational Support Worker 2017 at this year’s Skills for Health Awards. 

Marie MacIver works for Older People’s Services at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and was nominated for the award by staff for her work in the outpatient clinics.  

Marie works hard to make sure each patient’s journey through the service is as smooth and comfortable as possible, calling each patient personally to remind them of follow up appointments. Her sunny disposition, kind nature, approachability and positive outlook are an inspiration to the whole team around her. 

Skills for Health is a not for profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable healthcare workforce across the UK.  The awards recognise and promote the significant contribution the support workforce makes to the health sector. 

Marie has won the Scottish award but is now up against other areas across the UK for the overall UK award. 

Arwel Williams, General Manager Older People, said:  “Marie is one of our hardest workers and does it every day with a smile on her face.  She does more to support the team and patients than she needs and I am delighted she has won this award. 

“We are all routing for her winning the UK title as she deserves to be recognised for her tremendous work ethic.” 

Marie was shocked when told she had won.  She said:  “I was very privileged to be nominated by Professor Walters for Scottish Operational Support Worker 2017.  I am honoured to accept this award and do so on behalf of my colleagues as we all strive to ensure the patient’s journey is as smooth as possible." 


Notes to Editors

Established in 2002 as the Sector Skills Council for Health for the UK health sector, Skills for Health helps to inform policy and standards focusing on health, education and improving the wider wellbeing of public health. Skills for Health are the employers’ trusted provider of workforce and organisational development, designed to increase quality of healthcare, patient safety and productivity. 


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Pic:  Marie MacIver winner of Scottish Operational Support Worker 2017


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Last Updated: 24 November 2017