Nicola Sturgeon presents Investors in People Gold to Glasgow's Hospice
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:16
From left to right: Peter Russian (CEO of IiP), Maureen Henderson (Hospice - Chairman of the Board), Rhona Baillie (CEO of the Hospice), Nicola Sturgeon (Health Secretary), Lorna MacIntyre (Hospice - Director of HR and Volunteer Services).
Deputy First Minister, and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon visited The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow on Tuesday 8 May to mark the Hospice's achievement of becoming one of only 50 organisations in Scotland to achieve Investors in People Gold.
The city-centre Hospice received the highest score in the whole of Scotland and the Gold award makes it one of just three charities in Scotland to accomplish this mark of world-class best practice, joining the top 2% of organisations accredited by Investors in People in the UK.
Effective recruitment, excellent communications and managerial
support for their people were identified as outstanding strengths
of the organisation during their assessment.
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "I am well aware of the fantastic work that the hospice carries out, which includes clinical, emotional, social and spiritual support to patients, their families, children and carers. The Investors in People Gold Award is a prestigious award to receive, and to have gained this is a credit to all of the staff."
Rhona Baillie, Chief Executive of the Hospice added: "Being awarded Investors in People Gold is a fantastic achievement for the Hospice and a great reflection of the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers.
"Investing in our team, their expertise, well-being and practices is essential to achieve our primary aim of delivering the highest standard of care to our patients and their families. That this commitment has been independently recognised by Investors in People is an accomplishment that we intend to build upon as we continue to develop our services and build the future of Glasgow's Hospice."
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said: "This is a fantastic achievement for The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. I would like to congratulate the organisation and its people on their commitment to continuous improvement."