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NHS Orkney shortlisted for Scottish Health Awards

Maureen Firth, who heads up the primary care team, is up for the Leader of the Year Award at the Scottish Health Awards.

The head of primary care services and the maternity unit at The Balfour hospital are in the running for two awards at the prestigious Scottish Health Awards.

The awards are well established in the Scottish calendar and recognise the outstanding contribution of frontline health and social care workers.

They also shine a light on those who work so hard behind the scenes in support roles to ensure Scotland has the highest standard of health and care services.

There are 16 categories in total and NHS Orkney has been shortlisted for not one, but two categories this year.

Maureen Firth, who heads up the primary care team, is up for the Leader of the Year Award, while the health board’s team of midwives are up for the Midwife Award.

Meghan McEwen, chairwoman of NHS Orkney, shared her own congratulations, saying: “To even be nominated in any one of these categories is a huge achievement but to be shortlisted to the final round is testament to the incredible work both of Maureen and our fantastic team of midwives.”

NHS Orkney’s team of midwives are up for the Midwife Award.