Well done to our team of 37 nurses and support workers who were finalists in the prestigious ‘Whatever It Takes’ Macmillan Cancer Support professional excellence award. The awards highlight the impact of Macmillan teams across the UK, celebrating those who have gone above and beyond expectations to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.
Our team from the Berkshire Cancer Centre were up against very strong competition, so although they didn’t win on the night, we are very proud of what they’ve achieved.
Eamonn Sullivan, Chief Nurse Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust said, “Our nurses and support staff are often our unsung heroes. So much of the work that our cancer support specialists do is behind the scenes, so I’m immensely proud of the contribution that these skilled staff deliver everyday”.
Lisa Moyles, Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist said, ”During the pandemic, everyone was scared and feeling either guilty for coming to work and putting their families at risk, or guilty for having to work from home. This was a time of huge challenge and fear that could have separated us, but instead we came together.
“I’ve had the privilege of witnessing this diverse group of women supporting, encouraging and caring for each other. Each day they came to work in fear, yet due to the strength of their characters and their belief in caring for and protecting our patients, they conducted themselves with great dignity, compassion and professionalism. It’s a testament to their strength and dedication that they have come through the pandemic with laughter, a closer bond and with a greater service for our patients.”