Tuesday December 15, 2015
I would like to extend my warm wishes this Christmas to all the hard working staff in NHS Borders and in particular to all the nurses and midwives. Every day I have the pleasure of being reminded that the reputation of NHS Borders and our clinical profession is as good as it is because of the dedication of you in your day to day work.
There are many highlights throughout 2015 that I could share with you but in cheesy deference to the season, which I make no apologies, I am going to share only 12 and a partridge in a pear tree.
On my second day of Christmas – Nursing style is our Lynda Sydie Award winner Tania Ferguson.
In May this yearTania Ferguson, Health Visitor from O’Connell Street Medical Practice in Hawick won the Lynda Sydie Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence in Health Visiting from Queen Margaret University. Tania has been an exemplary student and deserves this award in recognition of her hard work and achievements. Her practice development initiative was ‘Towards a Mentally Flourishing School’ which focused on improving mental wellbeing, emotional intelligence and resilience in adolescent school children through the introduction of a collaborative whole-school approach.
My 3rd moment of 2015 will be posted tomorrow – Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 12 noon and will be available through @nhsborders on Twitter.
See you again tomorrow,