City legend Tony Book kicks-off Christie staff awards

Press release posted 30 April 2015

More than 200 staff at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester were recognised for their hard work as part of the specialist cancer centre's annual staff awards ceremony, held at the National Football Museum.

The ceremony celebrated staff teams' successes, efforts and accomplishments over the past year from across the organisation. Manchester City Football Club legend, Tony Book was guest of honour at the event and presented winners with their awards.

Chief executive at The Christie, Roger Spencer was host for the evening and announced the winners sharing examples of why the teams were worthy of an award.

Some of those recognised at the ceremony included the Proton Beam Therapy team which received the Leading Cancer Care Award. The team was praised for its 'skills in listening to colleagues and patients' and 'overcoming certain challenges in its work towards bringing this world-leading patient focused treatment to The Christie'.

The chemotherapy day unit team was accredited with the Local and Specialist Care Award for 'consistently treating everybody with compassion, dignity and respect.' As well as demonstrating 'effective teamwork which improved patient experience' and 'provided a happier workforce.'

Other awards went to the Nursing e-Forms team for 'transforming care, planning and monitoring for nurses moving them into paperless working'; and to the Non-Medical Prescribers team for their 'specialist knowledge and delivery of outstanding care to patients.'

The Unsung Heroes of the night were the security team who were recognised for their 'commitment to providing a secure service at the Trust 24/7/365 days per year.'

Chief executive at The Christie, Roger Spencer, said: "It makes us very proud to recognise the dedication and hard work of so many of our staff. That level of passion for their work is vital in helping us progress our services and our patients benefit massively from their dedication. They all thoroughly deserve this ecognition."

Boxer, Hughie Fury and his dad and trainer Peter Fury also attended the ceremony. Hughie's brother Tyson Fury visited the Teenage and Young Adult Unit at The Christie last year to make a donation to the unit.