Who’s your NHS hero?

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SOUTHSIDE residents are being asked to nominate their own local NHS hero.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is looking for people who have gone the extra mile and have provided exceptional care for their patients.

The awards are part of the prestigious annual Chairman’s Awards for extra special staff.

Among the six categories, members of the public are being asked to nominate for:

1.A Nursing Award where Greater Glasgow and Clyde residents can put forward their nursing stars — an individual or team — who have demonstrated the highest standard of care for their patients.

2.A Volunteer/Patient Ambassador Award — someone who does that bit more to volunteer to help patients or nominate a patient ambassador who represents patients who represents patients either in a Public Partnership Forum or on a patients’ panel.

3.A new Patient Centred Care Award — where the public can nominate a group of staff who have pulled together to tailor the best patient care for those they look after.

NHSGGC chairman, Andrew Robertson, said: “This is the fifth year of these awards and I am delighted and impressed with the enthusiasm shown by patients and their relatives and healthcare professionals in identifying worthy nominees.

“The awards give the public and our staff the opportunity to highlight some of the exemplary practice that often goes unsung in the health service.

“The awards were of an exceptionally high standard last year and the competition was stiff.

“I have no doubt that we’ll receive the same high standard of entries this year and I look forward once again to the difficult job of choosing the winners.”

To nominate some one for one of the award categories, visit here or call free on 0800 027 7246.

The closing date for entries is July 5.