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Briggs congratulates NHS Lothian Celebrating Success Award winners.

Miles Briggs, Lothian MSP, is congratulating this year’s winners of the NHS Lothian Celebrating Success Awards including the Edinburgh Evening News’ Health Hero Tracey Pearson from the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre. Miles has tabled a Parliamentary motion today commending the staff and volunteers who were honoured in the awards.

Speaking today Miles, who is the Shadow Minister for Public & Mental Health, said:

“ I congratulate all those NHS Lothian staff members and volunteers who have been recognised in the Celebrating Success Awards 2017. So many individuals working and volunteering in our health service go above and beyond the call of duty each and every day to support patients and their relatives.

“ It is entirely right that we recognise the outstanding contribution of these NHS Lothian staff and volunteers and showcase the best practice which exists in many areas.

“ I commend the Edinburgh Evening News and other Lothian organisations for partnering with NHS Lothian to sponsor these awards and helping to highlight the individuals who make such a difference to the experience of patients using our health service.”

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* Please see below Miles’ motion which has already attracted broad cross party support.

* For any further information, please contact Miles’ office on 0131 348 5945

Motion Number: S5M-06163
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 19/06/2017

Title: NHS Lothian Celebrating Success Awards 2017That the Parliament congratulates all the winners of the NHS Lothian Celebrating Success Awards 2017; notes that Tracey Pearson, a learning disability nurse from Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre was named Health Hero in an award sponsored by the Edinburgh Evening News , Kate Triscott, a complex needs school nurse from Musselburgh Primary Care Centre was Caring Champion of the Year, Moira Kinnear was Educator of the Year in an award sponsored by the University of Edinburgh, St John’s Hospital catering team was Team of the Year, William Johnston, a clinical support worker at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, was Staff Member of the Year in an award sponsored by Napier University, Aileen Banks, a breastfeeding peer supporter with Midlothian Peer Supporters won the Voluntary Service award, Lynn Jackson, a charge nurse at St John’s Hospital, was Nurse of the Year, the Flow Centre at Woodlands House at the Astley Ainslie won Best Example of Innovation, Quality and Productivity, Jessie Anderson of Edinburgh Access Practice won the Respect for Others award and Andrew O’Donnell, of the Spittal Street clinic, won the Improving Patient Access award; commends the contribution of all the winners and nominees and all others working hard in the NHS across Lothian, and wishes then continued success in the future.

Miles Briggs