Scottish Health Awards 2012
A service to help older people, which is a joint venture between Stirling Council and NHS Forth Valley, has received a national accolade at the Scottish Health Awards 2012 for providing an invaluable contribution to Scottish healthcare.
Women and Children's Unit
You couldn't get much friendlier than this - two bouncing babies sharing in celebrations at the Women and Children's Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, to mark the Unit's success in achieving a prestigious Baby Friendly Award from UNICEF (United Nation's Children's Fund).
NHS Forth Valley Mentor Awards 2012
Over 50 NHS Forth Valley staff were presented with certificates from the University of Stirling on 30th October 2012, during a special ceremony held at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
The staff were commended for the work they have done to support and mentor students in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health during their placements.
Angela Wallace, Director of Nursing, thanked everyone for attending and congratulated them on their awards, commenting on how important mentoring is to trainees.
Platinum Award for Forth Valley Royal
NHS Forth Valley, in partnership with Forth Health and Serco, scooped the platinum award for excellence in facilities management at the Global FM awards. The award was made in recognition of the work which has been carried out over the last two years to improve the external environment and woodland amenities around the hospital.
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NHS Forth Valley Staff Receive Diamond Jubilee Medal
NHS Forth Valley Senior Staff Nurse Kevin McCloskey (right) and former NHS Forth Valley Resuscitation Officer in Forth Valley, Graeme Ramage, are officially "wee gems". They've been awarded The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for their volunteering work which helps save lives.
Both are members of BASICS (British Association of Immediate Care Schemes) and as responders, are part of a scheme which enables the Scottish Ambulance Service to call them out to accidents, cardiac arrests and other life-threatening emergencies either ahead of ambulance resources or to assist them. They can also be called out to form part of a Major Incident Team in Forth Valley if required.
BASICS is a charity which delivers education in pre-hospital emergency care to health professionals in remote and rural parts of Scotland, and the pair also volunteer as instructors.
NHS Scotland e-Health Awards
Forth Valley had an excellent result at the NHS Scotland e-health awards which took place in Glasgow on 20th September 2012. The pharmacy team won the " Best NHS Scotland use of innovative IT for patient care" for a project which involves sharing medicines information across community and acute care.
Our IT team got a first runner up prize for the " Best ICT NHS Scotland Delivery Team" for the teamwork and project around the migration of acute and mental health services to Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
Otagothon 2012 Challenge
NHS Forth Valley and partners were awarded 1st prize in the Otagothon 2012 Challenge for larger organisations for their Active Ageing day at the Peak Sports village in Stirling which saw hundreds of over 50's participating in Tai Chi, Pilates, OTAGO, chair-aerobics, line dancing, local health walks and Zumba Gold.
The Otagothon 2012 Challenge was issued by Later Life Training to Otago Exercise Leaders and their groups in the UK as a means of involving and encouraging older people to participate in physical activity. The Challenge took place across the UK and was timed to coincide with the 8th World Congress on Active Ageing being held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow from the 13th - 17th August 2012.
ROSPA Gold Award - Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Support services at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, which include portering, security and catering, have been recognised by a leading safety organisation for their approach to good practice and accident prevention. The high standards, which have been achieved through training and ability to learn from previous incidents, have led to a RoSPA Gold Award.
PAHA Awards 2012
The Step Forth Group, which is a partnership between NHS Forth Valley and Falkirk Council, was awarded a coveted Physical Activity and Health Alliance (PAHA) award for the Falkirk buggy scheme which provides health advice and support to new mums during regular buggy walks.
Congratulations to Serco who have been awarded a Silver Star award for their efforts to increase recycling and reduce waste at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. This national award is made to organisations who have increased recycling and helped reduce the impact on the environment.
Les Haire, an Ambulance Care Assistant, was named as the NHS Employee of the year in the 2012 Central FM Local Hero Awards. Les has worked for the Scottish Ambulance Service for 33 years and has provided frontline care and support to local people across Forth Valley for a wide range of emergency incidents. He was praised for his work ethic and commitment to patients - this includes ensuring his vehicle and equipment is cleaned to the highest possible standards before he leaves to collect patients for their appointments.
The Midwifery Team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital won the Excellence in Supervision of Midwives Award for their work to develop a new Buddy System which helps staff identify signs of distress during high risk deliveries.
Caterer Team of the Year
Serco, who provide a wide range of support services at Forth Valley Royal Hospital including catering, were highly commended in the Caterer Team of the Year 2012 award organised by the Hospital Caterers Association.
Go Best Service Awards
Serco was crowned the winner in the GO Best Service - Medium and Large Business category for its 'outstanding success and achievement' in delivering high quality and highly efficient services at Forth Valley Royal Hospita
Organised by procurement specialists BiP Solutions, the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards recognise and reward excellence and achievement in commissioning, procurement and public service delivery.
An innovative scheme which introduces people with mental health problems to the green space surrounding Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been honoured at the inaugural RSPB Nature of Scotland Awar
The 'Branching Out' scheme is hosted by staff from Westbank Day Hospital and Bellsdyke wards, who work in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland. Patients are encouraged to take part in a mixture of conservation, field craft, environmental art and gentle exercise-based activities. This includes health walks and tai chi, rhododendron clearing and coppicing, photography and willow sculptures.
NHS Forth Valley Sexual Health Services have been awarded the LGBT charter mark from LGBT Youth Scotland. The Charter Mark demonstrates that our sexual health services recognise the issues that Lesbain, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people can face and are committed to providing a service that is inclusive, where LGBT people feel comfortable, confident, valued and supported. In working towards the charter mark NHS Forth Valley demonstrated evidence of good practice that was assessed against set criteria based on Equality and Human rights legislation.
NHS Forth Valley with the presentation of a World Health Organisation award.
Shona Robertson, together with Scottish Prison Service catering managers, has helped establish a national recipe database for the country's 13 publicly-managed jails. Each recipe has been analysed for nutritional value and colour coded in line with national guidance.
Find out more about the work to improve prison menus
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