Mending Hearts from Every Angle

The Cardiology team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been awarded the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s inaugural William Cullen prize for excellence in service innovation.

The team, led by Dr Catherine Labinjoh, Consultant Cardiologist/Speciality Lead, and Carolyn Probert, Senior Charge Nurse, were praised for developing a supportive learning environment and providing excellent care to acute cardiac patients.

Awarding the prize, Dr Dan Beckett, Assistant Director of Standards, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, said: “This ward has brought together teams from different clinical environments to create and provide a service that is providing high standards of patient care for cardiology patients and their relatives. The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has Members and Fellows all over the world, but this prize particularly recognises excellence at a local level in Scotland.”

Patients commented that the team were “mending hearts from every angle” and “staff do their job with all their heart.”