Many congratulations to associate audiologist Louise Whitelaw, who has won a Rising Star Award at the Advancing Healthcare Awards.
These UK wide awards recognise and reward projects and professionals that lead innovative healthcare practice and make a real difference to patients’ lives in the healthcare science and allied health professions. The Rising Star category is specifically people within five years of qualifying who have shown a level of initiative, skill and commitment that is truly exceptional.
Nominated by Lead Healthcare Scientist Stephanie Doody, Louise joined Forth Valley Audiology Department as an Assistant Technical Officer in Summer 2008. Her main duties were to be administratively based but it was clear from the outset that Louise was a great asset to the department and that her positive and forward thinking attitude were talents which would be better used in a more technical delivery of patient care.
Within the year Louise had put herself forward for the new Hearing Aid Associate Diploma at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
NHS Forth Valley Lead Healthcare Scientist Stephanie Doody said: “Louise has embodied all that an associate practioner could achieve for patient care and technical ability, if not more. She is a Rising Star not only because of the massive effort she puts in daily, but in her continued commitment to deliver excellent care to patients in Forth Valley.”