Time to choose our health heroes

Borderers are being urged to nominate health workers and teams for an accolade at this year’s Scottish Health Awards.

This year is the 10th anniversary of the awards and judges are once again beginning their search for Scotland’s unsung health heroes, culminating in a prestigious award ceremony in Edinburgh.

The Scottish Health Awards acknowledge and reward NHS workers and volunteers who go the extra mile to deliver exceptional care, cure illnesses or improve local health services.

There is an award category to celebrate the commitment of loyal staff from every area of health care. This year there are also a number of new categories, including the Care for Long-Term Illness Award, Care at Home Award and Health Promoting Business Award.

NHS staff and volunteers who work in any health care setting, from hospitals and dental surgeries to GP practices or in the local community, are eligible for an award.

To nominate your health hero, visit www.scottishhealthawards.com. The closing date for nominations is September 12.

Nicola Armstrong