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The winner of the January 2019 You Made a Difference Award is:- David McGovern, clinical support team leader

Emily Scott, Administration Manager 

“David is a clinical support team leader working in the proton beam therapy centre. This is a hybrid role involving administration and clinical duties, leading the other clinical support workers. David has a number of duties including scheduling appointments for patients treatment, organising accommodation and transport, running clinics, covering desks, venepuncture, ensuring stock levels are maintained and daily cleaning tasks are completed throughout the build. 

"David joined the Trust in January 2018 as a band 3 clinical support worker in radiotherapy, and from June he has worked as a band 4 team leader role in protons. David is a hard worker, always looking for ways to help and always puts the patients first. David has provided cover in other departments when they have been short of staff, picking up a busy workload and completing it to a high standard. Whenever David is asked to do something it is always completed with a smile on his face. 

"David provided cover to another department when they were in a time of need. David took on the task, provided the best possible support and put plans in place enabling the department to run smoothly. Whilst completing this he also maintained his duties within proton therapy, ensuring that all areas were covered and support was in place for staff and patients. 

"David loves dogs and spends a number of weekends in the dog café. He is hoping to adopt a dog in the future when the time is right. He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends, going on holidays, going to concerts and events. David is a reliable, confident and valued member of the support worker team at The Christie." 

Laura Lane, colleague 

“The brachytherapy department was struggling due to staffing levels and the proton beam offered us an administrator as a kind gesture. David was assigned to the task; he supported the department through a busy time, making our lives much easier. He ensured that patients had their appointments and the department still ran smoothly given the sudden change in staffing levels. I would like to acknowledge his hard work and dedication and thank him for his hard work." 

Cathy Taylor, colleague 

"David has helped us enormously in keeping our service going whilst on a secondment to us. He has been lovely in his dealings with both patients and colleagues and works really hard under pressure to ensure the patient experience is the best that is can be." 

Previous winners

December 2018 You Made a Difference Award was Maggie Doyle, Head of Communications

November 2018 You Made a Difference Award was Tracey Coleby, Breast Palliative Care Specialist Nurse

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