Every month we reward someone’s efforts with a You Made A Difference award. See the latest members of staff, teams or volunteers who we've recognised for going above and beyond in their work at The Christie.
Julie Black, senior healthcare assistant“[Julie] is brilliant in her role and will always go the extra mile to help [patients]… she is a friendly face who makes us feel welcome, always asking after our children and family and sorting any concerns we may have.”
Tracey Coleby, palliative care nurse"Tracey is very hardworking and holistic and thorough in her approach to communicating with caring for patients and their relatives... an incredibly competent, caring professional nurse."
Martha Wilson, teenage and young adult specialist nurse“TYA patients value the support Martha provides by being supportive, knowledgeable, and providing support to both the TYA patients and their families.”
Caroline Owens, clinical nurse specialist"Caroline is a well-respected member of the plastic surgery team. She is well loved by her other CNS colleagues, the consultant team, and her patients alike..."
Cardiac arrest, critical care and supporting teams and the estates, porting and facilities teams“[The teams recently helped] a staff member who had a cardiac arrest at work… The teamwork observed was absolutely incredible.”
Amy Vercell, research associate“Amy is extremely passionate about each of her roles and particularly proud of her nursing career. She cares deeply about the patients she treats and strives to make their time at The Christie a positive experience.”
Dr Patrick Shenjere, consultant histopathologist"[Dr Shenjere] is a conscientious knowledgeable, hardworking supportive reliable, polite, amiable, and very helpful colleague and is a big asset to the Trust and the department”.
Peritoneal oncology team“I wish to express my gratitude for the superb care I received from Mr Aziz and the entire staff of the peritoneal oncology centre… I am certain that Mr Aziz’s skill, and calm manner gave me a positive mindset leading to a speedier recovery.”
Laura Watson, receptionist“Laura is often the first face you see in [the blood room] and she always welcomes you with her friendly face and a smile which is… very important for patients to see at their appointments.”
Zoe Chadwick, complex discharge team"Zoe has exceeded all expectations. She has fitted well into the team. She has wonderful communication skills with staff, patients and relatives alike. Since joining the team she has had to deal with some complicated patient discharges."
Julie Wilson, chemotherapy scheduler“I see [Julie] as an ambassador for the department, the front face of the trials unit… Julie has a way of making patients feel like they are the most important person in the hospital.”
"The team are responsible for delivering all aspect of GatewayC, which is now nationally recognised as a platform for primary care education in cancer."
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