Award finalists revealed

Rhona Guild and the Primary Care Team of the Angus Community Health Partnership based in St Margaret’s House in Forfar are among four healthcare professionals and teams from Tayside announced as finalists at the Scottish Health Awards 2014.

Rhona and the team have been shortlisted as finalists for the Care for Long-Term Illness Award.

The nominees fought off stiff competition from across the country to secure their place at this year’s glittering award ceremony in November.

Pauline Cameron, a staff nurse with NHS Tayside has been shortlisted for the Nurses Award to celebrate her work in developing a ground-breaking training service to improve care services for people with dementia.

She is joined by Julie Stewart from the Perth Adult Learning Disability Team who has reached the final stages of the Support Workers Award. The Physiotherapy Support Worker impressed the judges with enthusiasm and commitment to providing people with additional support needs the opportunity to learn and achieve new skills.

Sandy Watson, chairman of NHS Tayside, said: “I am delighted to congratulate our finalists on reaching the final stage of the Scottish Health Awards. Their hard work and dedication to enhancing patient services is an example of all our staff’s commitment to provide the best possible care for our patients.

“I wish them the best of luck at the final award ceremony.”

Every year, the Scottish Health Awards recognise and reward the dedicated NHS staff, support workers, volunteers and specialist teams who go the extra mile to provide outstanding patient care.

The winners of the Scottish Health Awards 2014 will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on November 6 2014 at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.

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