Henry Garnett Award 2014
2014 winners of the Hnery Garnett award
Maggie Simkiss, Macmillan Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Maggie used both her innovative and compassionate skills to lead, develop, organise and run a very successful annual Christmas memorial service ensuring that all the bereaved relatives have their loved ones names read out. This event has nearly two hundred attendees. Using her exceptional baking skills she has organised Macmillan coffee mornings in the Trust for many years, raising a substantial amount of money in excess of £1000 per event. She has worked with the local hospice, Cruse, the university, cancer network and local radio to promote Macmillan.
Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust – Tameside Community
Margaret has represented Macmillan on numerous occasions each year, over at least a three year period as a Macmillan Associate, attending interviews and Macmillan Initial Professional Meetings on behalf of Macmillan. She has never charged Macmillan for her time or expenses stating that this is her personal contribution to Macmillan. She is recognised by partner organisations as being inspirational and an advocate of Macmillan.
Sarah Mitchell, Macmillan GP Facilitator,
Bellevue Medical Centre
Sarah's commitment, imagination, energy and breadth of vision are truly remarkable. She has used her role within Macmillan to influence the development of palliative care services across Birmingham. She has been elected Chairman of the West Midlands Paediatric Palliative Care Network and is organizing its first conference. Thanks to her lead, Macmillan's profile is at the forefront of cancer care in Birmingham. She has also run a half marathon in aid of Macmillan, and promoted the involvement of Macmillan GPs in an evening of training for young GPs and donated the fees to Macmillan.
Wendy Wilkinson, Macmillan Occupational Therapist,
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Wendy is one of Macmillan Cymru’s most prolific ambassadors. She understands the importance of media work in promoting Macmillan’s campaigns and is always prepared to be interviewed and photographed to raise awareness, despite her busy workload. She has appeared numerous times in regional papers and Wales’ national paper and on news programmes. She was also central to Macmillan Cymru’s ‘Age Old Excuse’ short film, promoting the benefits of physical activity in older patients. Each year she organises a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event within the therapies department, raising more than £1,000 annually as well as putting Macmillan in the spotlight.