Lothian Healthcare Heroes Named as Scottish Health Awards Finalists

A healthcare professional and two teams at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary have been announced as 2013 Scottish Health Awards finalists in recognition of their dedication to providing outstanding patient care.

Dr John Casey, Consultant Transplant Surgeon and his team, the Pelvic Pain Team and Andy Glancy, fought off stiff competition from across the country to secure their place at this year’s glittering award ceremony in November.

Dr John Casey’s team has been shortlisted for the Care for Long-term Illness Award thanks to their dedication to research and supporting transplant patients, which is helping improve the lives of people all over Scotland. 

The Chronic Pelvic Pain Team has been chosen as a finalist in the Services to Women & Children Award category. The pioneering team has set up the only integrated multidisciplinary management service for women with chronic pelvic pain in Scotland. Established in 2010, the service has challenged traditional treatments, introducing novel medical approaches and evidence-based psychological therapies.

Andy Glancy, Perinatal Pathology Technician, is also a finalist in the Services to Women & Children Award category. Andy, who has been in this role for around 25 years, provides after-life care for children who have died and facilitates post mortem examinations. Andy’s immeasurable compassion and unassuming professionalism have earned him this place in the Scottish Health Awards finalists.

Alan Boyter, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, NHS Lothian, said: “It is fantastic that the efforts and achievements of staff from a range of NHS Lothian services and sites have received recognition in this year’s Scottish Health Awards.

“Having two teams and one individual from across Lothian shortlisted in two of the categories is a great result and my congratulations go to all of the finalists on this well-deserved acknowledgement.”

Every year, the Scottish Health Awards recognise and reward the dedicated NHS staff, support workers, volunteers and specialist teams who go the extra mile to provide outstanding patient care.

The winners of the Scottish Health Awards 2013 will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 7th November 2013 at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.

To view the full list of finalists, or for more information, please visit www.scottishhealthawards.com