Eileen’s a class apart
A Wishaw-based health visitor has scooped a top honour at the Scottish Health Awards 2017.
Eileen Mulholland, a health visitor at Houldsworth Centre, was awarded the prestigious Nurse Award for her work supporting children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the area.
The Wishaw woman has been a health visitor for 12 years, and was nominated for this award due to the wide-reaching and significant impact her work has had.
Her true dedication and compassion, combined with her specialist expertise and knowledge of the condition, allows her to offer honest, clear advice, and means she is a real asset to NHS Lanarkshire.
Chair of NHS Lanarkshire Neena Mahal said:“I would like to congratulate Eileen on her fantastic award win. It’s wonderful for her, and the colleagues she works with, that her commitment and dedication has seen her win such a prestigious national award.
“It’s all the more special that she was nominated not only by the colleagues who see her work first-hand, but also patients and other members of the public who have benefited so much from her care. It’s a fantastic reflection on her, as well as the excellent teamwork that exemplifies all NHS Lanarkshire staff.”
The winners, chosen by a specially selected panel of judges, were announced at a glittering award ceremony at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on Thursday, November 2.
Eileen is pictured, right, receiving her award from Una Provan, lead nursing officer Unison NHS Glasgow Clyde and CVS branch.