Cambuslang staff up for top award
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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