NHS Borders staff up for awards

John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.
John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.

NHS Borders staff have been selected as finalists at the 2015 Scottish Health Awards.

The Melburn Lodge Team is shortlisted for both the Top Team Award and the Care for Mental Health Award. Melburn Lodge provides specialist continuing care for dementia patients who have complex physical and psychological needs.

In addition, Dr Fiona Hawke, superintendent radiographer, has been named as a finalist in the Therapist Award category, and the Scottish Borders Learning Disability Service has been shortlisted for the Healthier Lifestyle Award.

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

John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders said: “I am delighted to congratulate our finalists on reaching the last stage of the Scottish Health Awards. Their hard work and dedication in enhancing patient care sets an example to all our staff who are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients.

“To have finalists from NHS Borders in four award categories this year is outstanding and I wish them all the best of luck at the awards ceremony.”

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