The exceptional volunteering work of Jim Morrison, from Stonehaven, has been singled out by judges in this year’s Scottish Health Awards.
It was announced last Thursday night at the ceremony in Edinburgh that Mr Morrison had won the Volunteer Award.
The awards celebrate outstanding work in the field of healthcare, and Mr Morrison has supported NHS Grampian in implementing its Carer Information Strategy and the National Dementia Strategy.
He shares his experiences of being a carer with staff, during Dementia and Acute Hospital study days.
Mr Morrison also supports NHS Grampian in a range of activities − his work with people in south Aberdeenshire with dementia resulted in a photographic exhibition in the Royal Cornhill Hospital.
He spoke at the ceremony and took the opportunity to praise the vital role of carers.
He said: “I am humbled and flattered.
“I really accepted this award in recognition of all the thousands of carers who do a magnificent job.”
NHS Grampian chief executive Richard Carey welcomed the decision by the Scottish Health Awards judges
He added: “This is wonderful news and a richly deserved award for Mr Morrison.
‘‘He gives his time, energy and knowledge so generously and seeks no recognition.
‘‘We greatly appreciate his advice and his contribution to improving our services.”
Competition for the prestigious Scottish Health Awards is intense, with nominations from across Scotland.
The 2013 ceremony, hosted by comedian Fred MacAulay, was held at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.
The Scottish Health Awards 2013 is managed by the Scottish Government.