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Congratulations to healthcare support worker, Gemma Lawson, and the Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Service (RCDS) who won two of the top prizes at last night’s Scottish Health Awards.

Gemma took home the People’s Choice Award, which was the only prize determined by public vote, whilst the RCDS won the Innovation Award.

Our Birth at Home team, who support women who choose to have their birth in their own home, were also finalists in the Midwife Award category.

Gemma was honoured for her work consistently going above and beyond the call of duty to support patients and staff at Cameron Hospital, particularly during the height of the pandemic. She also made sure that patients were both stimulated with activities and felt safe and cared-for during periods where wards were closed.

Our Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Service is a fast-track clinic where cancer symptoms can be investigated by a team of specialists to rule out cancer. The clinic is one of the first in Scotland, enabling tests to be carried out as quickly as possible to find out what is causing symptoms to get patients the treatment they may need.

Over 700 nominations were received this year for the Scottish Health Awards, which were held at a ceremony in Edinburgh last night and we are extremely proud of both our winners and nominees.

More information is available at: http://scottishhealthawards.com