The compassion showed by the intensive care unit team to a colleague diagnosed with a serious medical condition, has earned them the Chairman’s Special Award in the first ever NHS Forth Valley Staff Awards.
The nomination, which described the team as incredible, paid tribute to their efforts to help a fellow member of staff by shaving their heads in support, raising £2,500 for charity, and accompanying the colleague to appointments.
Presenting the trophy at the inaugural NHS Forth Valley staff recognition awards ceremony, chairman Alex Linkston said the team believes that the caring environment they provide is reflected in positive staff attitudes towards one another.
He explained: “The team believes they make a difference to patients and their loved ones, and this nomination is an example of how caring they are. I am proud of what they achieved during this challenging time for one of their colleagues.”
The Chairman’s Special Award was one of seven new awards presented to recognise the work of individuals, teams and volunteers across NHS Forth Valley. In total more than 350 nominations were received.
Outstanding Care Award
Top Team Award
Unsung Hero Award