Cam­bus­lang staff up for top award

Care work­ers sup­port

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

Care work­ers who have adopted a holis­tic ap­proach to sup­port peo­ple liv­ing at a Cam­bus­lang care home have been shortlisted for a pres­ti­gious award.

Staff from the Tiree Unit at Southview Care Home have been nom­i­nated for a 2017 Scot­tish Care Award for their treat­ment of peo­ple with de­men­tia and other men­tal health prob­lems.

They will at­tend the awards cer­e­mony on Fri­day when the win­ner of the spe­cial­ist unit of the year award cat­e­gory will be an­nounced.

The unit was nom­i­nated by deputy man­ager Nisha Su­jee­won, who said: “The home sup­ports peo­ple with com­plex needs - de­men­tia and men­tal health. The unit be­lieves in less phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­ter­ven­tions and more on the holis­tic, eclec­tic ap­proach. Staff and rel­a­tives are now more con­fi­dent and suc­cess­ful in the man­age­ment of stressed and dis­tressed be­hav­iour.”

A spokes­woman from the unit added: “We were very sur­prised but thrilled and hon­oured to be cho­sen as a fi­nal­ist in these pres­ti­gious awards.”

The Scot­tish Care Award cel­e­brate the best of the in­de­pen­dent care home sec­tor in Scot­land and have been hailed a huge suc­cess in recog­nis­ing in­di­vid­u­als, teams and com­pa­nies, with more en­tries than ever flood­ing in each year from em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees nom­i­nat­ing their peers and col­leagues.

The win­ners of sev­eral cat­e­gories will be an­nounced at Fri­day’s event at the Hilton Ho­tel in Glas­gow, which will be hosted by Michelle McManus and at­tended by al­most 700 peo­ple.

The awards fol­low the Scot­tish Care Home Con­fer­ence with speak­ers in­clud­ing Pro­fes­sor Sir Harry Burns and sec­re­tary for health Shona Ro­bi­son.

Thrilled Staff at the unit are de­lighted to be named fi­nal­ists

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