Laboratory staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital have been recognised for their considerable contribution to the Covid-19 response.

The Microbiology, Haematology, Clinical Chemistry and Blood Transfusion teams were nominated by Consultant Microbiologist Elan Tsarfati, for an ESTEEM Advancing HealthCare award.

This ongoing recognition scheme was set up by the Advancing Healthcare Awards team at Chamberlain Dunn to highlight the outstanding contribution of individuals and teams from healthcare science and AHP groups and those who work alongside them, during the Covid-19 crisis.

Liz Kilgour, Microbiology Manager, said: “This nomination has certainly brought microbiology to the forefront and shows how important we are in underpinning clinical services. The staff have been incredible, they have risen to the challenge and the professionalism and hard work they have shown has been an absolute credit to the organisation. I am extremely proud of the team and I could not ask any more of them.”

The teams’ contributions are featured in the ESTEEM gallery here.