NHS Borders have announced the finalists of their 2019 Celebrating Excellence Awards.

A total of 105 nominations were received, with teams and individuals who uphold NHS Borders’ corporate values recognised for their commitment to providing excellent service in a variety of categories.

The award ceremony will be held at Springwood Park, Kelso, on Saturday, September 21.

NHS Borders Chair, Karen Hamilton, said: “The 2019 Celebrating Excellence awards ceremony will be my first as Chair, so I am really looking forward to this opportunity to value the hard work, commitment and dedication of staff and volunteers across the organisation.”

The 2019 Celebrating Excellence finalists are listed below.

Behind the Scenes (Sponsored by Unite the Union): Joey Dalit, Domestic, Rehabilitation Department; Des Fox, Assistant Laundry Manager; Sarah Turnbull, Senior Medical Secretary.

Excellence in Primary Care Provision: Elaine Agnew, Pharmacist, Lindsay & Gilmour; Eyemouth Medical Practice.

Innovation (Sponsored by J S Crawford Contracts Ltd): Critical Care Physiotherapy Team; Katharine Rolland, Tissue Viability Nurse; BGH Ward 7 Team.

Inspiration (Sponsored by Johnstons of Elgin): Colm McCarthy, Consultant, Emergency Medicine; Jan Moffat, Gala Resource Centre Manager; Amanda Nichol,Staff Nurse, Hawick Health Centre.

NHS Borders Values Award: School Immunisation Team; Special Care Baby Unit Staff; BGH Ward 7 Team.

Partnership in Practice (Sponsored by Porters Porches & Conservatories): Brian Renwick and Radio Borders Cash For Kids; Hospital to Home Team; Lucaaz Bogus, British Red Cross.

Person-Centred Care (Sponsored by 5 Star Taxis): Andrea Johnstone and Kelso Hospital Nursing Team; Cauldshiels Ward; Heather Thomson, Sarah Horan, Lorraine Wilson – Midwifery.

Supporter of the Year: Borders Hospital Radio Team; Mealtime Volunteers; Volunteer Drivers.