A MIDWIFE from Arran has scooped a top award at the Scottish Health Awards 2017 in recognition of her invaluable contribution to Scottish healthcare.

Elaine Kelso, who is a community midwife at Arran War Memorial Hospital, took home the Midwife Award at this year’s ceremony.

Elaine has been praised for her caring approach and vast knowledge ensuring that the families she is involved with always receive the best possible care. She goes above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis and is a role model to her patients and colleagues.

John Burns, Chief Executive of NHS Ayrshire & Arran said: “I was delighted to hear that we have two winners at this year’s Scottish Health Awards.

“On behalf of NHS Ayrshire & Arran, I would like to say how proud we are of Community Midwife Elaine Kelso, winner of the Midwife Award, and June Rorison of South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, winner of the Support Worker Award.

“This is an excellent accolade for both Elaine and June; their commitment to compassionate care is a credit to our organisation.

“Congratulations to all of the deserving finalists from NHS Ayrshire & Arran and to all of the other winners and runners up across Scotland.”

The winners, chosen by a specially selected panel of judges, were announced at a glittering award ceremony at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on Thursday, November 2.

To view the full list of winners, or for more information, please visit www.scottishhealthawards.com.