Final call to nominate health heroes for top award

A final call has been issued to people across Lothian to nominate their local healthcare hero for an accolade at the Scottish Health Awards 2014 ahead of the deadline on Monday 8 September.

Nominations have been flooding in from across Scotland but there are many healthcare teams and top professionals yet to be recognised for their contribution to providing outstanding patient care.

Every year, the judges search for Scotland’s finest NHS workers and volunteers from across every area of healthcare including therapists, GPs, specialist carers or volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes of NHSScotland. 

Dr John Casey and his transplant team from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary scooped the Care for Long-term Illness Award at the Scottish Health Awards 2013 in recognition of the team’s invaluable contribution to Scottish healthcare.  

Miss Tracey Gillies, Associate Medical Director, NHS Lothian said: “The Scottish Health Awards are an ideal opportunity to champion and showcase the skills, dedication and commitment of staff and volunteers across Scotland.

“With the deadline fast approaching, I would like to remind local people and NHS staff to nominate individuals and teams who deserve to be recognised for their hard work and achievements.”

There are 16 award categories, including the Nurses Award, the Volunteers Award, the Top Team Award and the renowned Doctors Award. 

To nominate your healthcare hero visit  The closing date for nominations is Monday 8 September.