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The winner of the November 2018 You Made a Difference Award is:- Tracey Coleby, Breast Palliative Care Specialist Nurse

Comments from: Gail Friend, Patient

“She has ensured that I have been kept pain free whilst explaining all the treatment I have had in a way that has been totally understandable to me and my family.

Whilst always comforting and talking directly to me Tracy has always ensured that any family in the room has also understood and have been able to ask questions, all of which she has fully answered. She has visited regularly to reassess my medication and talked me through the next steps in my treatment, including possible moves from the Christie to home or hospice, and reassured me that my wishes would be taken into account.

In short, Tracey has worked within her remit in a totally professional way to support me and my husband, David, and has become a treasured friend whom I feel I can rely on as a first call for support. I am so grateful to her.”

Comments from: Sharon Foy, Manager

“Tracey has worked at the Christie for many years, initially on ward 11, then chemotherapy services and palliative care team. Following a successful project that proved the value of her role in breast cancer, Tracey now works solely with the Breast disease group in an innovative breast palliative care role. Tracey works alongside clinicians to ensure timely symptom control, advanced care planning and promoting open conversations with patients with secondary breast cancer in their last year of life. Tracey is an integral member of the Macmillan Secondary Breast care nursing team who have developed an award winning pathway of care for patients with Secondary breast cancer.

Tracey has been nominated as she is a hard-working, passionate and dedicated professional. Tracey deserves this award as she goes above and beyond every day to ensure that the right patient gets the right care, in the right place, at the right time. Tracey forms friendly, effective, working relationships and is a pleasure to work with.

Tracey finds spending time with her grown up family extremely rewarding. Tracey and her husband Paul love walking their dog Poppy in the peaks around Buxton and getting away on caravan breaks to appreciate the countryside.”

Previous winners

October 2018 You Made a Difference Award was Vicky Taylor, Senior Education Administrator

September 2018 You Made a Difference Award was Sarah Wood, Clinical Support Worker in Radiotherapy

August 2018 You Made a Difference Award was Sam Emblow, Senior Staff Nurse, Complex Discharge Team

July 2018 You Made a Difference Award was The Hotline Team

June 2018 You Made a Difference Award was Dr Richard Welch, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

April 2018 You Made a Difference Award was Nicola 'Nikki' Doherty, Sister, OCCU

March 2018 Made a Difference Award winner was Linda Roberts

February 2018 You Made a Difference Award winner was The Finance Team

January 2018 You Made a Difference Award winner was Colin Hindley

December 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was Amy Blackburn

November 2017 You Made a Difference Award winners were the Cardiac Arrest Team

October 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was Adrian Ellison

September 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was Dr Gajanan & Dr Mowatt

August 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was Alison Musson

July 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was Tony McKenzie

June 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was Lois Deslandes

May 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was the Informatics Team

April 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was Ward 1

March 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was The Palatine Treatment Centre

February 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was Jade Hilton

January 2017 You Made a Difference Award winner was Tobias Percival

December 2016 You Made a Difference Award winner was Natalie Halson

November 2016 You Made a Difference Award winner was Julie Kielty

October 2016 You Made a Difference Award was winner Emma Widdowson

September 2016 You Made a Difference Award winner was Dr Anna Castleton

August 2016 You Made a Difference Award winner was Heather Darlington

July 2016 You Made a Difference Award winner was Sarah Welby

June 2016 You Made a Difference Award winner was Tina Cox

May 2016 You Made a Difference Award winner was Gail Naulty