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Cabinet Secretary

Nicola Sturgeon
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy

It is inspiring to see the quality of the award winners here today. That there is such diversity in the service areas represented evidences the depth of commitment to dedicated patient care that runs throughout the health service within Greater Glasgow and Clyde… and indeed is reflected right across Scotland.

I remember presenting the first Chairman’s Award to Scott Smart at last year’s Annual Review. It was in recognition for an outstanding piece of work to support young men who had gone through mental health problems. The Tackling Recovery project team were very worthy winners in 2010.

Today these awards have gone from strength to strength and I am personally delighted to be here to help honour the achievements of the eight category winners. The NHS is a wonderful institution built on compassion and professionalism. Driving up the standards of patient centred care is our priority and today’s winners are fine examples of how we can showcase top quality NHS services.