Paul Sutton and Rachel Connolly are the joint winners of The Christie’s You Made a Difference Award for October 2023. The following comments were made about Paul and Rachel in the October nominations.
Judges picked them out as very deserving winners and said that the comments made about them showed how they represent The Christie values and behaviours.
“I am writing on behalf of my husband Alan, our 2 daughters and myself. My husband has been under the care of Paul Sutton and Rachel Connolly since he was referred in November 2022. He started to feel unwell in September and until we met these amazing people, I can only say that he did not have the best journey.
“Once he was diagnosed and referred, we have had the complete dedication from Mr Sutton, Rachel, and staff in looking after Alan and getting him through the major operation which has actually saved his life. Mr Sutton has demonstrated an interest in Alan, visiting him straight after his operation when he was still on the critical care unit and at numerous times when he was on the ward despite having other commitments. He has recently delivered the news that the cancer has gone, and the future is looking positive.