Team of the Year award for Cancer Services

Sam Liptrot, Assistant Service Manager with Cancer Services, and Cancer Services Officer Tracy Cairns with Natalie Hudson

A team whose planning of care for patients can be a matter of life and death took the Non-Clinical Team of the Year honour at this year’s Blackpool Hospitals annual staff awards.

Appointments and preventative care for cancer patients were massively disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic but the work of the Corporate Cancer Services Team helped get care back on track.

Presenting the award, our then Chief Operating Officer Natalie Hudson said: “This team is central to the care of cancer patients. They made huge strides cutting waiting lists for care and put in place improvements to enable faster diagnosis.”

Team member Jessica Jones said: “It’s been such a difficult time for the team but they’ve all worked so hard to make sure that our patients get treated as quickly as possible. I’m so proud of everyone.”

More than 400 nominations were received for the Celebrating Success 2023 Blackpool hospitals annual staff awards in a year which marks the service’s 75th birthday on 5 July. The ceremony was watched online by thousands of colleagues, family and members of the public. Watch when the team found out they had won the award.

The runners up were on the Community Education Sexual Health Team and the Discharge Facilitators in the Transfer of Care Hub.

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