The Richard Hambro Award Winner 2012
Sue Davies received the 2012 Richard Hambro Award for her excellent leadership of the PAPS telephone buddy service.
Sue Davies, lead volunteer, PAPS telephone buddy service
Sue is a lead volunteer of PAPS (Papillon and Patient Support), the Papillon telephone buddy project which offers emotional and practical support for people who have accepted contact radiotherapy treatment for anal cancer.
Sue is the first port of call for people who need support from a buddy. She always makes an effort to get to know her patients in order to match up each patient with a volunteer buddy she knows they'll get on well with. Not only does she form excellent relationships with buddies and patients alike, she has also developed fantastic working relationships with all of the staff at PAPS.
Thanks to Sue’s drive and enthusiasm, PAPS is now looking to expand and will be redesigning the new unit at the Papillon centre. Sue has built excellent relationships with the clinical team and helps to motivate them in this demanding role, giving a presentation to the team at the opening of a new Papillon unit in Hull Hospital.
Sue’s care for her patients and dedication to the service make her truly deserving of this award.
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