A team of dedicated health care professionals has had their work recognised at the annual Scottish Health Awards 2018.
The Glasgow Recovery Communities team from the Drug and Alcohol Recovery department based at The Adelphi Centre in Glasgow, have been awarded the 'Healthier Lifestyle Award' for their commitment and passion to their job and for supporting people in Scotland to lead and maintain healthier lifestyles.
Supported by Glasgow HSCP and Glasgow ADP, Recovery Aftercare in Glasgow is provided in the community by committed, dedicated volunteers with lived experience. With evidence showing that aftercare support is crucial to maintaining recovery and reducing the rate of relapse, Glasgow Recovery Aftercare Communities have flourished.
The team were nominated for the award for providing a level of structure and support to patients, with volunteers becoming role models and helping families break the cycle of addiction. As a result, the team have successfully averted individuals from relapsing, committing criminal activity and re-offending, making local communities safer and healthier.
The team picked up their award on an evening where the achievements of NHS staff, support workers, volunteers and specialist teams from across Scotland were celebrated through 17 diverse categories. The awards recognise their significant contribution, hard work and dedication to the delivery of high quality health care throughout Scotland and are run by the Daily Record in partnership with NHSScotland and the Scottish Government.
David Dick, editor of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, said: "Every year across Scotland, thousands of healthcare professionals and volunteers dedicate their lives to providing the best possible care to the people of Scotland. Our Scottish Health Awards once again provided us with a chance to recognise and celebrate the hard work and commitment of the teams and individuals, whose contribution often goes unrecognised."
The 17th annual Scottish Health Awards 2018 were hosted by comedian Fred MacAulay, at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
More information on the awards can be found at www.scottishhealthawards.com