People in Fife are being urged to nominate their local healthcare heroes as the hunt for Scotland’s top health workers begins.
Every year, the Scottish Health Awards recognise and reward dedicated NHS staff, support workers, volunteers and specialist teams who go the extra mile to provide outstanding patient care.
Nominations are being sought from those who want to acknowledge the quality of treatment they have received, either for themselves or a loved one.
It’s an opportunity to reward the people who help the NHS provide world-class care to the people of Scotland, whether in hospital, at a GP surgery, at the dentist, or in the community.
Last year, a group of volunteers known as the ‘Take Three Girls’ took home the Volunteer Award for their work at Victoria Hospice in Kirkcaldy.
There are 16 award categories, including the Nurse Award, the Volunteers Award, and the renowned Doctor Award.
Shona Robison, cabinet secretary for health, wellbeing and sport, said: “Every year the Scottish Health Awards provide us with an opportunity to recognise individuals and teams who are dedicated to the delivery of high-quality health and care services to the people of Scotland.
“I often get to see first-hand the energy, commitment and compassion shown by people working in our NHS and across our partners.
“These awards recognise and celebrate the contribution of frontline health and social care workers, but also shine a spotlight on those who work so hard behind the scenes in support roles to ensure we have the kind of healthcare and care services that are the envy of many other countries.”
Finalists will be invited to attend a prestigious awards ceremony at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on November 4, 2015.
To nominate your local healthcare hero go to www.scottishhealthawards.com. The closing date for is Tuesday, September 1.