Fingers Crossed For Scottish Health Awards

Already in the running for a People’s Choice Award, it has just been announced that NHS Forth Valley has been shortlisted in another four categories in this year’s Scottish Health Awards.

Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatal Unit lead, Dr Dominic O’Reilly is through as a finalist for the Doctor Award. Dr O’Reilly is said to have everyone’s best interests at heart, for mums, dads, babies and staff. He’s described as an excellent doctor, caring, compassionate and empathetic.

The Forth Valley Neonatal Unit itself (pictured) has been shortlisted for the Top Team Award. Despite Covid-19 they have continued to make sure that all babies get the best possible care and that have been able to look after and bond with their little ones despite the restrictions.

Chosen as a finalist for the Integrated Care Award is the Forth Valley Care Home Assurance team, a multidisciplinary team providing Forth Valley care home support during Covid.

Margaretann Stewart is a finalist for the Support Worker Award. Margaretann works in the Laboratories where she says she takes her job very seriously, especially where cleanliness is concerned.

The People’s Choice Award which specifically recognises individuals and teams who have responded so magnificently to the challenge of caring for people during the pandemic is decided by online voting which has now closed. The Forth Valley entry, one of six finalists in the category, focused on an important initiative which helped residents in care homes who were suffering from Covid, receive their medication as quickly as possible.

More than 500 nominations were received for this year’s Scottish Health Awards and the results will be announced on November 4th at a ceremony in Edinburgh.