A CLINICAL worker from Clydebank has been named as regional winner in the search for the UK’s top health heroes.

Christine Duncanson deals with children and their families attending outpatient appointments in the neurology department at the Royal Hospital for Children.

She was picked as regional winner in the clinical support worker category and now goes forward as a contender for the UK award, which takes place this November.

Christine was nominated by colleague Jennifer Dunne, neuromuscular nurse specialist, for going above and beyond her expected duties to support patients and families.

Jennifer said: “Christine has worked in the department for 17 years and her commitment and dedication is why I nominated her.

“She works closely with the families and has built up a relationship with each and every one of them, as most are regular visitors.”

“When children attend the clinics there are a range of measurements that need to be done including blood pressure.

“Christine undertakes these tests on the children and as they are regular visitors and know her well which puts them more at ease.”

Christine is delighted to be named regional winner and is grateful to Jennifer for nominating her.

She said: “I still cannot believe I have won the regional award.

“Working with the children and their families is a pleasure and I get to know them all well so they are used to me doing their tests which really makes a difference to their time in the department. Being recognised as regional winner is wonderful.”