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Showing posts with label SAS Doctor of the Year Award. Show all posts
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Monday, October 30, 2023

Cordilleran Doctor from Sagada wins SAS Doctor of the Year Award in the United Kingdom

Photo Courtesy || Dr. Karl Solang Balansay

Cordillera - A proud Cordillera doctor, Dr. Karl Jose Solang Balansay has been crowned winner of the SAS Doctor of the Year Award in England.

Dr, Solang, an Igorot who traces his roots to Sagada, Mt. Province received the award as a testament to his vast knowledge and empowering the nursing staff in knowledge and skills on how to manage patients.

“He treats all patients with respect, dignity and trust. He has been instrumental in leading the drive for parity of esteem between mental health and physical health and has shown a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring medical students," said Dame Clare Gerada, Medical Director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme.

“His teaching methods are innovative and inventive and he constantly showcases his dedication to his field. He is an unerring source of support to all of his colleagues and goes above and beyond in his effort to support the service.” she added. 

Dr. Karl Jose Solang Balansay is employed at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke, located on Beach Road, where mental health care services are offered to individuals of both genders. 

He spoke further about how it felt to receive the award: “I feel highly honoured that Cygnet and my colleagues have chosen me as the winner of this prestigious award.

"Without their support, tutelage and guidance I would not have come so far.

"Winning this award I feel extremely privileged and ecstatic to be recognised for the work and dedication that I have provided.

"I try every day to make a difference to the lives of those we support and winning this award filled me with pride. 

“For me, the best part of my job is seeing those who we have supported feel like they have a future and seeing the success that they have achieved in the community." 

The SAS Doctor of the Year category recognizes specialist doctors who demonstrate exceptional clinical skills, service development, teaching, research and leadership. 

source || Weston Mercury


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