NHS Tayside STAR Awards Finalists Announced

MONDAY, 10 APRIL, 2017


NHS Tayside STAR Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists in the NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards have been announced following over 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.

A multidisciplinary shortlisting panel had the task of choosing six finalists in each category from over 400 nominations.

NHS Tayside Chairman Professor John Connell said, “The awards are a great opportunity for us to recognise the excellent patient care delivered by our staff every day for the people of Tayside and I’m delighted that we now have our finalists in each of the six categories. They represent a wide range of professions, teams and job roles from our services and sites right across Tayside.

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate and of course the shortlisting and judging panels who had the very difficult task of whittling down the nominations to our finalists.

“Congratulations also go to everyone who was nominated. I know how difficult the task was for the judging panel due to the outstanding level of excellence demonstrated in all aspects of NHS Tayside by the staff who were nominated.

“Receiving over 400 nominations in the first year of these awards underlines just how much the public values their local NHS and how much respect our staff have for each other.

“I am very much looking forward to the awards ceremony next month when the gold, silver and bronze awards will be presented.”

The finalists are:

Outstanding Individual (Non Clinical)

Alex Warner, Personal Assistant, Ninewells

Alison Collins, Outpatient Waiting List Co-ordinator, Ophthalmology, Ninewells

Caroline Colbron, TREATS Administrative Assistant, Kings Cross

Laura Stallerbrass, Dispensing Optician and Store Manager, Specsavers Opticians, Forfar

Les Cargill, Ward Clerk, Ward 4, PRI

Philip Boettcher, Porter, Stracathro

Outstanding Individual (Clinical)

Dr Adam Gordon, Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, PRI

Dr Antony Nicoll, Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ninewells

Mr Kismet Hossain-Ibrahim, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Ninewells

Dr Peter Williamson, Consultant Physician, Respiratory, PRI

Wendy Jackson, Staff Nurse, Ward 23A, Ninewells

Andrew McKean, Staff Nurse, Short Stay Medicine, Ninewells

Outstanding Team

Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Cystic Fibrosis Team

Plastic Surgery Team, Ward 27, Ninewells

Ward 23B, Ninewells

Ward 3, Ninewells

Domestic Services Team, Cornhill

Inspiring Educator

Christine Campbell, Midwife, Community Nursing, Ardler

Dr Fabian Haut, Consultant Psychiatrist, Learning Disabilities, Strathmartine

Hazel Barclay and Moira Russell, Staff Nurses, Surgical Unit, Stracathro

Lorraine Blair, Orthopaedic Support Service Nurse Practitioner, Minor Injuries Unit, Arbroath Infirmary

Sue Packham, Interim Head of Nursing, Children Young People and Families, Perth & Kinross

Stephanie Sammut, Consultant, Dundee Dental Hospital

Innovation in Practice

‘Keeping (A)head’ DVD Team, CBIR and The Corner

Emergency Department, PRI

Jill Wright, Nurse Team Leader, Tayside Alcohol Problems Service

Kirsteen Hill, HIV and Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Ninewells

Lisa Young, Midwife, Ward 37B, Ninewells

Vestibular Audiology, Kings Cross

Quality/Service Improvement

Dundee Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Team

Eileen Ramsay, Recreation Officer, Claverhouse

Family Nurse Partnership Team, Wallacetown

Medicine for the Elderly Team, Tayside

Tayside Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Intensive Outreach Team, Dudhope

Julie Findlay, Secretary, Speech & Language Therapy, PRI

A list of everyone who was nominated is available at online at www.starawardstayside.scot.nhs.uk.

The award ceremony is being held in the Invercarse Hotel on the afternoon of Thursday, 18 May.

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 Chiropodists & Podiatrists and The Invercarse Hotel.


Gaynyr Dickson

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 424716