Tuesday 12th June 2012
Juliet Bouverie, Amanda Kimpton and Adrienne Betteley
Macmillan professionals were celebrated at this year’s International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards.The Specialist Palliative Care Team at St Luke’s Cancer Centre
picked up the Multidisciplinary Teamwork Award. The team has embraced a series of major developments, including introducing seven-day working and a triage bleep system. Their standardised holistic assessment uses data to direct education and training for the non-specialist nursing and medical staff.
Amanda Kimpton from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust was named Palliative Care Nurse of the Year. Amanda manages a specialist palliative care team that has been instrumental in Worcestershire’s successful progress with implementing an end-of-life care strategy.
Christine Ward from South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust won the Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the first Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care in Hambleton and Richmondshire, and went on to become Macmillan Palliative Care Team Leader in 1999, Lead Nurse for Cancer and Palliative Care in 2002, and Nurse Consultant in Adult Palliative Care in the same year. She also led the set-up of a Macmillan palliative care service.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Visit the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards website.