Greenock Telegraph
Health & Care Awards 2021

The Greenock Telegraph Health & Care Awards recognised and rewarded our amazing local health care heroes.

The event shared the stories of our community of Inverclyde and has created a permanent record of their outstanding and selfless achievements.

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The Greenock Telegraph Health & Care Awards recognises the incredible health and care workers both at individual and team level, who are at the heart of our local community.


This award is about teams working together to deliver improved patient care. They can be from any sector but must demonstrate impact, very strong team working, strong communication, and the ability to work across organisational boundaries.

This award recognises that all our care workers across Inverclyde are heroes. Care workers make a difference to people’s lives every day and this award celebrates that. Do you know a care worker who has worked hard to enable someone to live an independent, safe and fulfilled life? Have they helped to change someone’s life for the better? It is these everyday stories about how our care workers make a difference (big or small) that the judges want to hear.

This award recognises the contribution of an individual care home worker who strives to improve the delivery of care in the care home sector, through developing ways to enhance nursing care. This person must demonstrate outstanding levels of commitment to care and put the person being cared for at the heart of what they do.

We are looking for a health care professional who demonstrates an innovative and caring approach to their work. This person must demonstrate outstanding levels of commitment to patient care and put the patient at the heart of what they do. Entrants can be from any health care profession, and can work anywhere, from community care, dental practices, to surgical theatre.

This award is open to individuals. This can range from specialist paediatrics, mental health, social, emotional, or behavioural support, along with those who offer assessments and intervention who support our youth across Inverclyde or a young individual under the age of 18 who looks after someone in their family who has a disability, illness, mental health condition or addiction. This person may have made a huge contribution to family or community life.

This award is open to a department or individual carer/nurse/doctor who specialises in the care and treatment of mental health in Inverclyde. Good mental health is now recognised as a vital component to good overall health and we would like to hear how the care and support in this sector has improved the lives of the individual and their families.

This category has been created to recognise, highlight, and reward a local medical practitioner for the healthcare, ongoing support and/or inspirational work they have carried out during the pandemic for their patients.

Finalists & Winners

Health Care Team Award sponsored by Hagan’s Pharmacy

  • Inverclyde Royal Hospital, G South Ward – WINNER
  • Inverclyde HSCP Care and Support at Home Team
  • Larkfield View Care Home Activities Team
  • Ross Campbell and the Estates Team, Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Care Hero Award sponsored by Arnold Clark

  • Mags Copeland – WINNER
  • Jacqueline Coyle
  • Paul Higgins
  • Angela McConnell

Care Home Worker of the Year Award sponsored by Meallmore

  • Melissa Bradley
  • Sonya Ellis
  • Jennifer Marshall
  • Patricia O’Donnell – WINNER

Nurse of the Year Award sponsored by Blairs Windows & Doors

  • Teresa Holland
  • Heather McGhee
  • Scott Carey
  • Louise Tosh – WINNER

Young Carer Award sponsored by Inverclyde Council

  • Jordan Gemmell
  • Becky Munley – WINNER
  • Jill Young

Mental Health Award sponsored by Ferguson Marine

  • Chris Paul – Man On! Inverclyde – WINNER
  • Gwenyth MacDonald & MindMosaic Counselling & Therapy
  • Morton’s Team Talk
  • Inverclyde Association for Mental Health

DR/GP of the Year Award sponsored by The Greenock Mortgage Shop

  • Dr Abby Gunn – WINNER
  • Dr Mun Woo – WINNER
  • Dr Paul Coulter
  • Dr David-Peter Lynch

Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by Inverclyde Council

Chris Paul – Man On! Inverclyde – WINNER


Brian Hossack
Editor, Greenock Telegraph

Linda McEnhill
Chief Executive, Ardgowan Hospice

John Hagan
Owner, Hagans Pharamacy

Councillor Stephen McCabe
Inverclyde Council

George McKay
Chief Executive of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce.


The Awards Ceremony

The Greenock Telegraph Health & Care Awards 2021 took place on Thursday, April 15 via the Greenock Telegraph Facebook Page.


Jennifer Reoch


Anyone can submit a nomination, but nominees must Inverclyde based i.e. Greenock, Gourock, Inverkip, Kilmacolm, Port Glasgow and Wemyss Bay.
By putting forward an individual, group or business for an award, you are helping the Greenock Telegraph recognise the unsung health heroes who have risen to the challenge of the past year, overcoming adversity, showing tremendous strength, courage, compassion, and tenacity in communities across Inverclyde. Those who have been shortlisted or won similar community awards in the past have found it be a very special honour.
You must complete our entry form to submit a nomination. Head to the ‘How to Enter’ section above for instructions.
You can submit as many nominations as you like across the ten different categories. The categories and the criteria for each can be found in the ‘Categories’ section above.
The entry deadline is Wednesday, March 31 at 6pm.
It is free to enter the awards.
Once you have submitted an entry, we will add your nomination to the judging pack for consideration. Once the judging has taken place, we will contact you to let you know if your entry has been shortlisted or not.
All the entries we receive will be considered by our judging panel at the judging session in April. Please note that the shortlist and winners are decided solely by our panel and do not come down to a public vote or number of nominations received.
The shortlist will be listed in the Greenock Telegraph and on this website in early April.
The winners will be announced at our virtual awards ceremony which will be live streamed via the Greenock Telegraph Facebook Page. Attendance to the event will be unlimited and allow access not just for sponsors of the individual awards and nominated individuals, but also their family and friends. More information on the event can be found in the ‘The Awards Ceremony’ section below.
We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have regarding the entry process or event. Please contact Kirsty Loughlin, Senior Events Manager, on 0141 302 6016 or with all enquires.

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If you have any questions or need more information on the breakfast, please contact Kirsty Loughlin, Senior Events Manager, on 0141 302 6016 or
Kirsty Loughlin

Kirsty Loughlin

Senior Events Manager

0141 302 6016

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