Surehaven Glasgow, a hospital in Drumchapel Place that specialises in treating people with a primary diagnosis of mental disorder, has been recognised for the quality of its staff with a national award.
The hospital, which is part of Shaw healthcare, beat off competition from across the UK to take the award for Best Care Team at the 15th annual National Care Awards.
Run by Caring Times, the primary publication for the health care sector, more than 800 gathered at the London Metropole Hotel for the awards, which recognise the very best teams and individuals working in the care industry.
The team from Surehaven was chosen for their dedication, skills and expertise that have seen the hospital become known across Scotland for the high-quality care and treatment it offers to some of the country’s most difficult patients. They were presented with their award by former cricketer Phil Tufnell and TV presenter Olivia Godfrey.
Garry Walker, hospital manager at Surehaven, said: “No one who works in health care does it to win awards but it is always nice to have hard work recognised and we are absolutely thrilled to win the award for Best Care Team.
“We are part of a specialist unit that cares for people with complex needs, and the work can be very challenging, but our team is hardworking, dedicated to our patients, and aren’t satisfied with providing anything other than the very highest standards of care.
“I’d like to thank every member of the team who has worked so hard to help us achieve this award.”
Jeremy Nixey, chief executive at Shaw healthcare, said: “Surehaven is a challenging environment in which to work and it is a testament to the caring and dedicated nature of the staff there that they have won this award. They are an inspiration to everyone working in the social care sector and we are very proud of the whole team.”
Shaw healthcare is one of the UK’s leading health and social care providers. It provides care to individuals in nursing and residential homes, hospitals, supported living arrangements, extra care schemes and domiciliary care settings.
Its services range from comprehensive care packages through to low level support in the community for older people and adults with physical, sensory or mental health support needs.