You Made A Difference award winners

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.

“Sandra is always approachable and eager to help both patients and colleagues alike. She is known for ‘going the extra mile’ while carrying out her tasks as a porter."
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“Beckie has been my nurse since the start of my journey... [she] was the calm in the storm: caring, compassionate, and superbly organised... She was patient, kind, and always there when I needed a question answered, or some reassurance."

Rebecca Hartley, clinical research nurse
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“Jacqui is a melanoma research nurse... she has nursed many patients on numerous clinical trials. Enrolling onto a clinical trial can be very daunting for patients, but Jacqui is always there to support them."
Jacqueline Mellody, melanoma research nurse
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“The nurses are one of a kind, kind-hearted, professional, and very approachable, and I can’t speak highly enough of them all.”
Oak Road Treatment Centre team
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"[Ged] is well known to all the staff in the Trust as he worked in various areas for years including clinical skills, blood transfusion and The Christie Private Care. He is still working in The Christie Private Care as bank staff. He is the jack of all trades. His experience gives big credit to the tissue viability service."
Ged McDermott, tissue viability nurse
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“Velmore has been working at The Christie as a ward hostess for several years and is one of the pillars of the Palatine ward… she always works in a professional manner that is always approachable and easily builds rapport with the patients.”
Velmore Smith-Feran, ward hostess
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“The gardening team are responsible for the grounds and gardens across the whole site… Patients take the time to contact me telling me how much of welcome distraction the gardens are to them when they are here for treatment.”
The gardening team
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“[The transport team] go above and beyond their roles and for me are an integral part of visits to the hospital and deserve more recognition than they probably get.”
The transport team
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"[Linda] always goes above and beyond for her patients and for her fellow staff members and is a really valuable member of the team and fully deserving of this award."
Linda Fitzpatrick, Christie at Home sister
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“[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.”
Julie Black, senior healthcare assistant
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"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."
Tracey Coleby, palliative care nurse
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“TYA patients value the support Martha provides by being supportive, knowledgeable, and providing support to both the TYA patients and their families.”
Martha Wilson, teenage and young adult specialist nurse
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