Winners had healthy attitude to their work and colleagues

NHS Forth Valley staff awards
NHS Forth Valley staff awards

The intensive care unit team’s compassion to a colleague diagnosed with a serious medical condition earned them the chairman’s special award in the first ever NHS Forth Valley staff awards.

The nomination, described by the team as “incredible”, paid tribute to their efforts to help a fellow member of staff by shaving their heads in support.

As well as accompanying their colleague to medical appointments, the team also raised £2,500 for charity.

At the inaugural awards, chairman Alex Linkston said: “The team believe that the caring environment they provide is reflected in positive staff attitudes towards one another.”

The chairman’s award was one of seven presented to recognise the work of individuals, teams and volunteers across NHS Forth Valley.

Twenty-six finalists, who were selected from more than 350 nominations, also received runners-up awards.

The joint winners of the Top Team Award were the emergency department and the acute receiving unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

They were nominated as “dedicated, caring and compassionate people, providing a first class service whilst being friendly, helpful, caring and cheerful”.

The innovation award went to the theatre team, which comprises more than 200 members of staff.

Jane Kaney, who works as a supervisor in medical records, won the unsung hero award for “making the workplace a better place” and being a very good role model.

And Roy Gordon, a volunteer in the emergency department, beat off a strong field of 10 nominations to receive the volunteer award.