Caroline Tarpey is the winner of The Christie’s You Made a Difference Award for May 2023. The following comments were made aboutCaroline in the May nominations.
Judges picked Caroline out as a very deserving winner and said that the comments made about her showed how she represents The Christie principles and behaviours.
“Even though all of ward 12 were excellent, I have to say Caroline shone above all. She went out of her way from day 1 to help me and our 3 children whilst my husband was on the ward.
Lee, my husband, had brain cancer and spent his last 14 weeks on ward 12. Even though he couldn’t communicate greatly, he always had a cheeky grin when he heard Caroline. Our youngest has autism and Caroline always made time to build a trust with her (which is not easy).
“Caroline would make sure we were looked after just as much as Lee. Her friendly yet professional attitude will never be forgotten, and I don’t think we would have coped as we did without her by our side.