STAR Awards finalists announced

17th April, 2018

Following almost 700 nominations from staff and the public, the 2018 NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards finalists have been announced.


The awards, which are delivered in partnership with Tayside Health Fund and the Academic Health Science Partnership (AHSP) in Tayside, offered staff and the public a chance to nominate an individual, service or team in one of six categories for delivering outstanding patient care or going the extra mile in their job. A shortlisting panel then had the difficult task of choosing the finalists in each category.


The finalists are:


Outstanding Individual (Clinical)

June Ward, Haemophilia/Anticoagulant Specialist Nurse, Ninewells

Matt Quinn, Senior Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Ninewells

Mhairi Hepburn, Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychiatry of Old Age, Murray Royal Hospital

Pam Lamond, Senior Charge Nurse, MoveAhead, PRI

Rachel Hunt, Senior Charge Nurse, Ward 3, PRI

Tara Winterton, Speech & Language Therapist, PRI


Outstanding Individual (Non Clinical)

Anne Johnston, Catering Assistant, Arbroath Infirmary

Blanche Sykes, Ward Assistant, Ward 42, Ninewells Hospital

Diane Donaldson, Clinical Radiology Group Administrator, Ninewells Hospital

Lynn Norrie,Ward Clerk, Young People’s Unit, Dudhope Terrace

Margaret McMillan, Ward Assistant, Ward 6, Ninewells Hospital

Shannen Stewart, Administrative Assistant, Perth Royal Infirmary


Outstanding Team

Central A District Nursing Team, Dundee

Clinical Investigations Unit, Ninewells

Hospital at NightTeam

Ward 6, PRI

Ward 8, PRI

Ward 38, Ninewells


Inspiring Educator

Mr Afshin Alijani, Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Ninewells

Dr David Connell, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Ninewells

Dr Donald MacGregor, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Ninewells and PRI

Kirstie Gordon, Speech and Language Therapist, Links Health Centre, Montrose

Mary Malone, Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Ninewells

Dr Sharon Robertson, Learning, Development and Governance Manager, Wallacetown Health Centre

Sharon Slane, Organisational Development Lead, Ninewells


Innovation in Practice

Laorag Hunter, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Royal Victoria Hospital

Letham Steering Group

Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Team

Tayside Colposcopy Team            

The Viral Hepatitis Service


Quality/Service Improvement

Ann Eriksen, Executive Lead & Commissioner – Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus

Dundee Community Leg Ulcer Team

Dundee Community Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy Team

ERCP Team in Endoscopy

Perth City District Nursing Team

Val Johnson and Fiona Smith, Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team, Carseview Centre


The award ceremony is being held in the Apex Hotel on the evening of Thursday 19 April.                             

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