Long serving Vale of Leven Hospital nurse scoops top NHS award

Sylvia Chatfield, West Dunbartonshire HSCP Head of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Addictions,Senior Charge Nurse Morven Cowie and NHSGGC Chief Executive Jane Grant
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A long-serving senior charge nurse at the Vale of Leven Hospital has been honoured at the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Excellence Awards.

Morven Cowie works on the Older People’s Wards at the hospital in Alexandria and won Leader of the Year in the West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership Local Awards earlier this year.

Morven, who has worked at the Vale of Leven Hospital for the last 28 years, was named overall winner in the West Dunbartonshire HSCP awards.

She was described as an exceptional and outstanding leader by her colleagues and a recent Care Inspectorate Report cited the stability of the staff team to be a “testament to her leadership”, and families also praised her proactive approach.

During last week’s event at the Radisson hotel in Glasgow, 18 winners were announced across NHSGGC’s local sectors, HSCPs and other services including Diagnostics, Public Health and Pharmacy.

Teams and individuals were also honoured over seven Excellence Award categories, and two Chair’s Awards of Excellence were presented by NHSGGC Chair Dr Lesley Thomson KC.

Dr Lesley Thomson KC, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chair, said: “The NHSGGC Celebrating Success Awards are an opportunity for us to recognise the hard work and incredible dedication shown by our staff and volunteers year-round.

“This year’s winners are fantastic examples of how health and social care staff routinely go above and beyond to ensure patients get the best possible care.

“My personal thanks and congratulations to all of those shortlisted for the significant effort that goes into supporting their colleagues, patients and the wider community.

GV of Vale of Leven Hospital
Morven works at the Vale of Leven Hospital in Alexandria. -Credit:Lennox Herald

“Every award winner and nominee should be immensely proud of themselves for the contribution they make to the delivery of healthcare in Scotland.”

On the night, more than £2,800 was raised for Maggie’s Cancer Centre.

You can find all of the 2024 award winners on the NHSGGC website, including more information on categories and individual nominations: www.nhsggc.scot/staff-recruitment/staff-communications/celebrating-success /.