Hos­pice scoops three awards for ex­cel­lence

Chief ex­ec­u­tive proud of hon­ours

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THAMES Hos­pice picked up three awards at the pres­ti­gious In­ter­na­tional Jour­nal of Pal­lia­tive Nurs­ing Awards 2015 on Tues­day, Septem­ber 14.

Or­gan­ised by the In­ter­na­tional Jour­nal of Pal­lia­tive Nurs­ing, the IJPN Awards – held at the Honourable Ar­tillery Com­pany in Lon­don – recog­nise ex­cel­lence in pal­lia­tive and hos­pice care across the globe.

Deb­bie Raven, Thames Hos­pice chief ex­ec­u­tive, was awarded sec­ond place for pal­lia­tive care nurse of the year.

Wind­sor res­i­dent and Thames Hos­pice am­bas­sador, Dave Ack­royd, came third in the ser­viceuser/carer/vol­un­teer of the year cat­e­gory.

And the Thames Hos­pice pas­toral care team landed third place in the In­no­va­tion Award sec­tion, for their help in set­ting up The Sanc­tu­ary, the hos­pice’s multi-faith in­door and out­door space.

‘PROUD’:

Deb­bie Raven with her award

Ms Raven said: “We are proud to have been hon­oured in ev­ery cat­e­gory we were nom­i­nated for by our peers in pal­lia­tive care.

“It was a very spe­cial evening and it’s a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment to have been recog­nised from the hun­dreds of nom­i­na­tions.”

She was recog­nised for us­ing her ex­pe­ri­ence in spe­cial­ist pal­lia­tive care to de­liver the high­est qual­ity of care to pa­tients, their fam­i­lies and car­ers.

Mr Ack­royd, whose par­ents ac­cessed Thames Hos­pice’s ser­vices, was awarded for be­ing the face of the Thames Hos­pice Lo­cal Lottery cam­paign and an in­spi­ra­tional speaker for the char­ity.

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