After a year like no other, health heroes from Inverclyde have been recognised as part of the Greenock Telegraph’s Health and Care Awards 2021, with nominees and winners from across our teams at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
All of our nominees and winners were truly inspirational in their work to combat COVID and provide incredible care for patients and support for their loved ones.
The award ceremony, which was held virtually because of continuing restrictions, was no less glamourous with TV presenter Jennifer Reoch hosting the online ceremony from the Beacon Arts Centre.
The G South Ward (pictured) at the IRH won the Health Team of the Year Award for all of their incredible efforts to look after patients with COVID-19. Nurse of the Year was won by Louise Tosh who was working a 12-hour shift when she got news of her big win. The judges were torn between who should win the doctor/GP of the Year Award and in the end, announced joint winners in Dr Mun Woo and Dr Abby Gunn.
Also nominated for awards were Ross Campbell and the Estates Team (Health Team of the Year), Teresa Holland, Sheree McLean and Scott Carey (Nurse of the Year).
Melanie McColgan, Director of Clyde, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “It’s fantastic to see the Inverclyde Royal Hospital team recognised by the Greenock Telegraph Health and Care Awards after such a difficult year. All the staff at IRH have risen to the challenge of COVID-19 and kept the needs of patients at the heart of what they do. We thank each and every one of them for providing such an important service to the community.”
To watch the ceremony in full, you can click on the link on the Greenock Telegraph’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/greenocktelegraph/videos/288272626225274