The Scottish Health Awards 2015

The prestigious Scottish Health Awards took place recently. These Awards are delivered by the Daily Record in partnership with the Scottish Government to recognise the outstanding achievements of people who work in or with the NHS in Scotland.

Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport presented the winners’ trophies at the Awards Ceremony held on 4 November 2015 to the winners  who come from all corners of Scotland  showing that pioneering work is not confined to the big cities.

Over the next few weeks we will be showcasing some of the winner’s stories to showcase just some of the amazing work that already takes place throughout Scotland.

ShonaShona Robison – Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport gave the following editorial to the Daily Record.

Dedication is extraordinary:

Each year, the Scottish Health Awards provide us with an important opportunity to recognise individuals and teams who are dedicated to the delivery of high-quality health and care services to the people of Scotland. As the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, I often see first-hand the energy, commitment and compassion shown by ordinary people doing an extraordinary job working in our NHS and across our partner organisations.

The awards not only celebrate and recognise the contribution of those staff working in front-line health and social care positions but also those who work behind the scenes in support roles, which are crucial to the success of NHS SCOTLAND and its partners in the social care and third sectors. Of the 296 nominations received across the 16 award categories, many were from patients and the public. The quality of the nominations received demonstrates the affection that the people of Scotland have for those who deliver their health and care services.

All of the nominations contain examples of how individuals, teams and local NHS and care systems are working together with patients, families and carers in Scotland to provide compassionate and responsive health and care services. I heartily congratulate the winners in each of the award categories for their dedication and the significant contribution they have made to improve the health and care services delivered to the people of Scotland.


Source: Daily Record – Scottish Health Awards 2015 Supplement

A PDF copy of the Supplement can be found below:



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