Finalists Announced for Scottish Health Awards 2017

Two individuals and a healthcare team from Forth Valley have been selected as finalists at the Scottish Health Awards 2017.

The Forth Valley First Responders have been shortlisted for the Volunteers Award. The First Responders were nominated due to the care, support and reassurance they show to people in those vital first few minutes after an illness or accident. All 17 of the first responder volunteers have been praised for displaying enthusiasm, camaraderie and dedication to their patients on a daily basis.

Leanne Patrick, a student mental health nurse currently on a placement with NHS Forth Valley’s substance misuse service, has been shortlisted for the Young Achiever Award, while Gregor McIntosh, of McNicol Dental Surgeons, is a finalist in the Dentist of the Year award category.

Fiona Ramsay, Interim Chief Executive, NHS Forth Valley, said: “We are delighted to have three finalists from our local area shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Health Awards and I would like to wish them all the very best of luck at the award ceremony on 2nd November 2017.”

There are 17 separate award categories covering every area of healthcare, including the Nurse Award, the Volunteers Award, and the renowned Doctor Award.

The nominees fought off stiff competition to secure their place at this year’s glittering award ceremony on 2 November 2017, at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.

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