Recognising excellence in the care of the terminally ill

Nursing staff who work in palliative care recognised at an awards ceremony in London for going above and beyond their role

Nurses and healthcare assistants who provide care to patients nearing the end of their lives have been recognised for their work at the Marie Curie Peacock Awards.

Marie Morrissey, day hospice manager at Marie Curie (MC) Hospice in Belfast, won the leadership award for her involvement in rolling out the EMIS electronic care record system across clinical teams.

Marie Morrissey scooped the leadership award

Presenting the awards, MC executive director of nursing Dee Sissons said: ‘Being here tonight is an accolade of what you do.’

Gwyneth Davies, a nurse at the Cardiff and Vale MC Hospice in-patient unit was highly commended in the leadership category for organising activities throughout the year to help connect patients to the outside world.

Other finalists:

Going the Extra Mile award
Winner: Karen Playford, senior healthcare assistant (HCA), MC’s central region

Highly commended: Sarah Somerville Woodiwis, senior HCA, MC’s north-east region

Innovation award
Winner: Personal Development Support team, MC Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale

Highly commended: Jacquie Leaman, social worker, MC Hospice, Newcastle


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