In­di­vid­u­als and group nom­i­nated

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FIVE in­di­vid­u­als and a health­care group from Tay­side have been se­lected as fi­nal­ists at the Scot­tish Health Awards 2017.

John Pritchard, paramedic team leader for Scot­land’s Char­ity Air Am­bu­lance, has been short­listed for the leader of the year award. John, who was re­cently awarded an MBE, brings pas­sion, mo­ti­va­tion, hu­mour, un­der­stand­ing and ded­i­ca­tion to a highly de­mand­ing and con­stantly evolv­ing role at one of Scot­land most unique char­i­ties.

Deb­bie McFar­lane, who is a nurse at the Links Health Cen­tre, Mon­trose, has been named as a fi­nal­ist for the nurse award. Deb­bie is de­scribed as an ex­tra­or­di­nary and in­spi­ra­tional per­son and has been praised for al­ways go­ing the ex­tra mile for her pa­tients and col­leagues alike.

The full list of NHS Tay­side fi­nal­ists also in­cludes: The Tay­side CAMHS Out­pa­tient Eat­ing Disor­ders team, for the care for men­tal health award; Karen Thom­son, direc­tor of Re­alise Sup­port and Learn­ing Ser­vices, for the care for long-term ill­ness award; Niall McGoldrick, a den­tal care trainee at Dundee Den­tal Hos­pi­tal, for the young achiever award; and Julie Ste­wart, sup­port worker at Mur­ray Royal Hos­pi­tal, for the health­ier life­style award.

NHS Tay­side chair­man Pro­fes­sor John Con­nell said: “I’m de­lighted to con­grat­u­late the fi­nal­ists.

“To be a fi­nal­ist is a won­der­ful achieve­ment as these awards ac­knowl­edge the ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment of our staff to en­hanc­ing our ser­vices.”

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