Celebrating 3000 Years Of Service

Around 120 of our staff, with a total of 3070 years service between them, recently received a Long Service Award after achieving 20, 30 and 40 years with the NHS.

They were invited to an award ceremony at Forth Valley Royal Hospital to receive a specially designed certificate and pin badge.

A series of short videos were also made to highlight the experiences of some of the staff who received awards.

These included Ian Aitken, General Manager for the Medical Directorate, who received a 40 year award. Ian has spent all his working life in Forth Valley, starting as a nursing assistant in the former Royal Scottish National Hospital in Larbert, a site now occupied by Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

The video highlighting 30 years featured Dr Isabel Scougal, Consultant Physician in Ageing and Health, who works between Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Falkirk Community Hospital.

The 20 year award video focused on Hannah Miller, Senior Pharmacy Technician, who works at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Alex Linkston, Chairman of NHS Forth Valley, said: “It was a great pleasure and a privilege to present these awards to staff and to have the opportunity to personally thank them for the contribution they have made to the NHS during their long and dedicated service.”

In total nine staff had notched up 40 years service, 55 had served 30 years, and 53 had worked in the NHS for 20 years. To see the videos visit the multimedia section of the NHS Forth Valley website www.nhsforthvalley.com/multimedia