It’s the time of the year that NHS Borders celebrates its strongest asset – its staff – as the finalists in its Celebrating Excellence Awards are announced.
A total of 122 nominations were received, highlighting healthcare teams and individuals who have been recognised for their commitment to providing excellent services in NHS Borders.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at Springwood Park, Kelso, on Saturday, April 29.
NHS Borders chairman John Raine said: “The Celebrating Excellence awards ceremony is an opportunity to recognise the hard work, commitment and dedication of staff and volunteers across the organisation.”
Values award: Nicky Berry, Irene Bonnar, Brenda Everitt, the telephone switchboard team.
Improving Health: Borders Healthy Living Network, Caring For Smiles team, Julie Murray, NHS Borders screening services.
Innovation and improvement: Dialysis unit, general services team, Susie McFadzen, Teviot Medical Practice with Scottish Ambulance paramedic practitioners.
Leading by Example: Janet Bennison, Irene Bonnar, Stephanie Errington, Lorraine Wilson.
Primary Care Provider: Gillian Arbuckle; Coldstream Medical Practice; Newcastleton Health Centre; George Romanes.
Rising Star: Jonathan Bridges; Rhona Hillis, Sam Laurie, Barbara Smith.
Clinical excellence: Emma Allan, Early Years Team, Alan Lawson.
Partnership working: Borders Alcohol and Drugs Partnership group, diabetes team, Joint Learning Disability Service, Morven Paterson and Karen Wilson.
Supporter of the year: Borders Hospital Radio Service, Kathleen O’Reilly, Billy Welsh, Running for Ronnie team.
Behind the scenes, clinical: Elaine Hancock, infection control team, Alan Lawson, June Patterson. Behind the scenes, non clinical: Catering team; Wilma Dunn, Donna Wheelans.
Person-centred care: Adele Dougall, Sandra Henwood, Katie Masterson, John Watt.