NHS Tayside’s top employees were honoured at the annual Staff Appreciation and Recognition Awards on Thursday.
The celebratory event was held at the Apex Hotel following nominations from the public, who had the chance to select an individual, service or team for delivering outstanding patient care or going the extra mile in their job.
The finalists in six categories were invited to the ceremony and the gold, silver and bronze winners were presented with awards and certificates.
The ceremony was hosted by Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Strategy Directorate with the Scottish Government.
NHS Tayside chairman John Brown said: “It has been fantastic to see the hard work and dedication of NHS Tayside staff recognised at this event.
“It is a great honour to be nominated by colleagues and members of the public and I would like to congratulate everyone who won an award, all of our finalists and nominees.”
The Gold award winners were: Inspiring Educator: Michael Carlin, speech and language clinical support worker, Centre for Child Health; Quality/Service Improvement: Amanda Kean, senior charge midwife, ward 38, Ninewells Hospital; Innovation in Practice: Intelligent Liver Function Testing Team; Global Citizenship Award: Jean Ngoie, head of instrumentation and clinical engineering, Ninewells Hospital; Outstanding Individual (clinical): Alexis Brain, senior charge nurse, ward 1, PRI; Outstanding Individual (non-clinical): Fiona McGrath, health services link worker, The Corner; Outstanding Team: gynaecology team, PRI; Chairman’s Award: NHS Tayside communications tea
NHS Tayside Chief Executive Grant Archibald said: “The people of Tayside have really supported these awards by nominating individuals, teams and services in their hundreds and this reflects the high regard our committed staff are held in by local communities.
“We know that being recognised in these awards is very much appreciated by staff and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate. I would like to offer my congratulations to the finalists you should all feel very proud of yourselves indeed.”
The STAR Awards were delivered in partnership with Tayside Health Fund and the Apex Hotel.