The finalists for the Ayrshire Achieves awards have been announced.

The awards celebrate those who work in NHS Ayrshire and Arran or Health and Social Care Partnerships across the region.

A judging panel made up of staff, senior managers, sponsors and representatives from trades unions selected the 18 finalists and overall winners in each category.

There are 18 finalists for the six award categories. The winners of Ayrshire Achieves 2024 will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 6 at University Hospital Ayr.

The finalists are:

Behind the scenes, sponsored by Unison

  • Organisational Knowledge Services – Library, University Hospital Crosshouse
  • George Higgins, Porter
  • East Ayrshire Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

Care and compassion, sponsored by Unite

  • Victoria Maxwell, Paediatric Bereavement Liaison Nurse
  • Isabel Wilson, Staff Nurse
  • Tara Drysdale, North Ayrshire Council Alert Team

Collaboration and working together, sponsored by NHS Credit Union

  • Wendy Carswell, Physiotherapy Assistant Practitioner
  • Susan Thomson, Community Hospital Transfer Co-ordinator
  • Community Mental Health Team – Pharmacy Team

Making a difference with digital, sponsored by NHS Credit Union

  • ReSPECT Team
  • Pharmacy Digital and Electronic Prescribing Team
  • Melissa Milliken, Team Manager

Shining stars, sponsored by Unite

  • Lynsey Small, Paediatric Respiratory Nurse, and the Special Care Baby Unit
  • Breast Clinic one stop shop
  • Julie Barrie, Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Thinking outside the box, sponsored by Unison

  • Ayrshire Fertility Unit (AFU)
  • Resuscitation Team
  • Gynaecology Team, Heathfield Suite, University Hospital Ayr