30 November 2016
The Royal Marsden is a world-leading cancer centre but it is their staff who make the organisation truly great.
This week in particular they've been celebrating their amazing staff who have been recognised for various awards for their fantastic contributions.
Last weekend they held their annual staff achievement awards – ‘A night of a thousand stars’ – to celebrate individuals and teams who work across the Trust.
Dr Anna-Marie Stevens, Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. She has worked at The Royal Marsden for over 20 years and is an inspiration and true role model to her colleagues.
Her compassionate and caring manner combined with an ever-present sense of humour makes her very easy to approach and work with. She represents everything that a true Nurse Consultant should be, working with medical and nursing colleagues alike to achieve the most positive outcomes she can for her patients.
Most obvious of all is her enthusiasm, motivation and determination to constantly drive patient care and treatment forward.
Other winners from the night included:
- Keetje Gull, Clinical Nurse Lead for the Critical Care Unit - Above and Beyond Clinical Award
- Tony Donovan, Estates Officer – Above and Beyond Non-Clinical Award
- Post Graduate Medical Education Team – Excellence in Education Award
- Paediatric Drug Development Team – Working Together Award
- Dr Alison Tree, Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the Urology Unit – Driving Transformation and Innovation Award
The Royal Marsden’s Private Care team also won the Healthcare Outcomes and Nursing Practice awards at last night’s Laing Buisson Awards. The team were shortlisted in two further categories: Private Hospital and Excellence in Training. Read the full story here.
Consultant Clinical Oncologist Dr Alison Tree, Specialist Therapeutic Radiographers Louise Delacroix and Sandie Gordon, and Assistant HR Director Louise Clark have worked together to develop the Urology Specialist Therapeutic Radiographer role.