Published: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Golden Jubilee shortlisted for historic Icon Awards

 

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The Golden Jubilee National Hospital has made history by being shortlisted in two categories in the inaugural Icon Awards.


Taking place on Friday 9 October 2016, the Icon Awards reward and celebrate the contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) individuals across Scotland.


As well as the Golden Jubilee being the only NHS organisation nominated for the prestigious Employer of the Year award, our Employee Director , equality lead, and one of our Senior Clinical Perfusionists Jane Christie-Flight, is the only NHS employee and only woman in the running for the Uniformed Icon of the Year award.


Discussing the nominations, Jane said: “It is an honour to be nominated in the Uniformed Icon of the Year category, alongside members of the armed forces and police force. As a Perfusionist , keeping patients alive while they are undergoing complex heart surgery and providing long term support to patients whose heart or lungs have failed is very fulfilling. To be the only NHS employee to be shortlisted is incredibly humbling, and I cannot thank everyone enough for their support and nominations.


“The Golden Jubilee has taken fantastic steps forward in our ‘equality and diversity journey’ over the past few years and we work very hard to create an inclusive workforce that celebrates and highlights the differences in backgrounds, experiences and equality mix of the people that provide such a high quality service for the patients of Scotland.”


Earlier this year, the Golden Jubilee was named Most Improved Employer by Stonewall Scotland after climbing 53 places in the Workplace Equality Index (WEI) in one year, ranking in the top 100 in the UK, top five in Scotland and the number one NHSScotland Health Board for the fifth year in a row. The hospital also became the first to have both its Chair and Chief Executive sign the NoBystanders Pledge, which is dedicated to eradicating bullying in the workplace.


David Miller, Interim Director of Human Resources at the Golden Jubilee, added: “As an organisation, the Golden Jubilee is doing more than ever before to make sure our organisational Values are at the forefront of everything we do, particularly when it comes to valuing dignity and respect.


“Jane’s work as a Role Model on helping us to support and celebrate the unique mix of individuals that make up our workforce has been incredible, and on behalf of everyone at the Golden Jubilee, we want to congratulate her on this well deserved nomination.”


Michael MacFarlane, Event and Public Relations Manager for the Icon Awards, said: “We have been absolutely delighted by the response of the Scottish public for our inaugural year, and the shortlisted finalist are of such a high quality it’s sure to be a tough race to the final. We are delighted to have the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in two categories, it is truly well deserved and we wish both Jane and all the staff the very best of luck for the finale night on 9 October.”


Pictured: Jane Christie-Flight

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