Finalists athealth awards
Two individuals and a healthcare team from Forth Valley have been selected as finalists at the Scottish Health Awards 2017.
The Forth Valley First Responders have been shortlisted for the Volunteers Award. They were nominated for the care, support and reassurance they show to people in those vital first few minutes after an illness or accident.
All 17 of the first responder volunteers have been praised for displaying enthusiasm, camaraderie and dedication to their patients on a daily basis.
Leanne Patrick, a student mental health nurse currently on a placement with NHS Forth Valley’s substance misuse service, has been shortlisted for the Young Achiever Award, while Gregor McIntosh, of McNicol Dental Surgeons in Falkirk, is a finalist in the Dentist of the Year award category.
Fiona Ramsay, Interim Chief Executive, NHS Forth Valley, said: “We are delighted to have three finalists from our local area shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Health Awards and I would like to wish them all the very best of luck at the award ceremony.”
There are 17 separate award categories covering every area of healthcare, including the Nurse Award, the Volunteers Award, and the Doctor Award. The awards ceremony takes place on November 2 at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.