Stellar response to NHS Tayside STAR Awards

XX MARCH, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Stellar response to NHS Tayside STAR Awards


The nomination period for the NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards has now closed with the new award scheme attracting almost 400 nominations from staff and the public.

The awards offered staff and the public a chance to nominate an individual, service or team in one of six categories for delivering outstanding patient care or going the extra mile in their job.

NHS Tayside Chairman Professor John Connell said, “We have been overwhelmed by the number of nominations that we have received and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate someone.

“The number and range of nominations reflects the fact that our hard working staff go above and beyond every day to deliver high-quality healthcare services to people all over Tayside.

“We know from feedback from those individuals and teams nominated that being recognised in this way is a tremendous boost to morale and very much appreciated.”

A multidisciplinary shortlisting panel now has the task of choosing six finalists in each category. A judging panel will then decide on a gold, silver and bronze winner in each category.

All finalists will be invited to the STAR Awards ceremony at The Invercarse Hotel in May, where the winners will be announced.

The STAR Awards are being delivered in partnership with the Tayside Health Fund, the Academic Health Science Partnership (AHSP), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Unison, The Tayside branch of the Society of Chiropody & Podiatry and The Invercarse Hotel.

Contact:

Gaynyr Dickson

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 424716