January 2013 Employee of the Month is:- Ellie
Berryman- Divisional Finance Manager
Ellie Berryman - Divisional Finance Manager
The following comments were made about Ellie
in the nominations. Judges picked out Ellie as an outstanding
winner and said that the comments made about her were amazing and
she was a very deserving winner.
- Ellie is an invaluable member of the financial management team,
working tirelessly to ensure the team has been able to continue to
provide strong service, despite a number of changes in
- Ellie always goes the extra mile, taking on additional tasks
and responsibilities as required to ensure we meet our
reporting requirements, never failing to have a positive attitude
and a smile on her face.
- In particular Ellie has been a key support to Bernie Delahoyde
in the implementation of the CIP PMO and has been pivotal to the
development of the monitoring tool and information this provides;
successfully struck the balance between her corporate role and her
role as advisor to divisions, ensuring the advice provided has been
professional and appropriate.
- Ellie has provided excellent support to the General Managers
with regard to agency usage; built up strong relationships with
managers across the corporate divisions and has provided these
areas with an effective and efficient financial management support
service; successfully managed the relationship with The Christie
Clinic's finance team, which has enabled issues to be resolved
December 2012 winnerOpen
Pat Boon, Front of House Receptionist,
She is always polite and friendly to all the patients and staff
which does not go unnoticed.
Several patients remark on her friendly and engaging manner and
she receives countless thank you cards and boxes of chocolates from
patients whom she builds a relationship with as they come for daily
Pat remembers patient's names and always addresses them
personally in a professional manner.
November 2012 winnerOpen
Lucy Allard, Clinical Trials Administrator
"Lucy began as a clinical trials assistant in February last
year. After just 3 weeks she had a bleed in her brain and was off
work for a while. She returned to work as
soon as she could and has showed amazing determination and
motivation. She is
keen to work and makes a real difference. She does a great job and
is her own
worst critic! We think she is amazing"
October 2012 winnerOpen
Fiona Martin - Procedure Team Nurse Specialist
"Fiona has been working at The Christie for 28
years and worked as chemotherapy sister on Nathan House prior to
joining the procedure team.
Fiona has provided an invaluable to contribution to the team
from day one and is seen by many as 'Mum' in the team. Her
paternalistic care extends from the patients through to the
individual team members."
September 2012 winnerOpen
Richard Cosgrove - Front of House Supervisor
"Richard has been with us since November 2011 and ensures that
the Starbucks coffee shop runs like clockwork. He has a brilliant
team behind him and they all deliver the best customer service
possible. He has a friendly and pleasant manner and works really
hard to ensure that patients and staff are served as quickly as
possible. Richard is leading the team in the right direction and is
good with both the customers and the staff and is very highly
thought of. He really deserves the award"
August 2012 winnerOpen
Geraldine Wright - Healthcare Assistant
"Geraldine is amazing at what she does, she goes beyond her job
role and is always thinking of what could be improved to make the
hospital stay a better experience for the patients. She is very
proactive in regards to the protected mealtimes and she has helped
to make it more efficient on the ward. She gets a lot of praise
from the patients and relatives and just gets on with her job
July 2012 winnerOpen
Lucy works specifically for the colorectal team and helps to
look after colorectal patients who are on radiotherapy
treatment. She always goes the extra mile.
June 2012 winnerOpen
Emma is an excellent team player and consequently is well liked
and respected by all her colleagues. Despite an often busy workload
Emma is always willing and ready to support her colleagues
and is a valued member of our team.
May 2012 winnerOpen
Caroline is a medical secretary and PA for Dr Hubner. She is a
great team player and well respected by her colleagues and
April 2012 winnerOpen
Marzena Ewa Zacharska-Hirsch, Staff Nurse
Marzena is employed as a staff nurse on ward 12.She is a great
team player and well respected by all the team due to the support
she offers her colleagues.
March 2012 winnerOpen
Stuart has worked for the trust for over 10 years, working his
way up from ICT Helpdesk, to ICT Engineer, to ICT Systems Engineer
and more recently ICT Support Manager.
February 2012 winnerOpen
Carol McDonald is a senior Radiographer in the Radiotherapy
department. She joined the Christie August 2009 after
completing her undergraduate degree at Cardiff University. As
a student Carol won the Society of Radiographers national award for
student of the year (2009).
January 2012 winnerOpen
Deborah Elliot, Head and Neck/Thyroid Specialist
Deborah is a head and neck/thyroid specialist nurse, supporting
patients on both the wards and in the outpatient department.
Working alongside the consultants, she keeps in regular contact
with her patients offering further support and advice at
home. Debbie is a consistent support to the nursing staff on
the wards and is always available to offer them guidance.
December 2011 winnerOpen
Helen Mitchell, Nurse Clinician
Helen is nurse clinician within the medical oncology
breast team. She also manages the breast clinical nurse specialist
November 2011 winnerOpen
Hilary Oldham lead clinical technician;
Hilary is the lead clinical technician; her role is assisting
the pharmacists on the wards with clinical duties and leading the
clinical technician team. She is heavily involved in providing
clinical pharmacy services to patients on the wards which includes
medication history taking ensuring patients have adequate supply of
medication both as an in patients and when discharged from the
hospital. She is involved in patient medication counseling.
October 2011 winnerOpen
Elaine Blowers, research nurse team leader
Elaine works as the research nurse team leader, she manages
teams of research nurses and has a special interest in breast
Elaine is said to be professional, fair, wonderful with
patients, a wonderful of manger of staff and is a true reflection
of what is a professional nurse.
September 2011 winnerOpen
Ann Buchan, Inpatient Chemotherapy
Ann works as Inpatient Chemotherapy Coordinator in the patient
Ann has been nominated by members of the public/patients and
colleagues for her hard work and has been selected by our judges
following so many positive comments.
August 2011 winnerOpen
Nelia Collins, Domestic Assistance, Support
Nelia works as a Domestic Assistant on the YOU.
Nelia has been nominated by members of the public/patients for
her efforts and has been selected by our judges for working in line
with one of our Christie values 'Clean, tidy and safe
Not only does Nelia clean the YOU to a high standard she has
been complimented on her disposition how personable she is with
July 2011 winnerOpen
Linda Davies, Ward Administrator
Linda works as a Ward Administrator. She is managed by the
Health Records Team but is based on ward 11. She meets and
greets the patients and ensures that they have all the appointments
for treatment and clinics. Linda also arranges transport for
patients, handles a lot of telephone queries and undertakes all
filing of medical notes.
June 2011 winnerOpen
Charlotte Finchett, Linac Support Worker
Charlotte works as a Linac support worker. Her role is to work
on the Linac reception and she deals with most of the clerical work
for the Linacs that she is working for. She meets and greets
the patients and ensures that they have all the appointments for
treatment and clinics. She will also ensure that the patients have
the correct information and support by liaising with the
May 2011 winnerOpen
David Pickersgill, Ward 4 manager
David is always professional, well presented and considers no
duty too small to ensure patients receive high quality care in a
safe environment, and has continually supported his staff through
education, encouragement and compassion.
April 2011 winnerOpen
Katy Burns, Senior Clinical Trials
Katy is based on the research annex and works closely with the
lung and melanoma team. Katy is very hard working, enthusiastic,
professional and a pleasure to work with. She maintains a high
level of work for all our trials and has coped so well due to poor
staffing levels on the team. She has single handed maintained
the data collection responsibilities of the Lung and Melanoma team
running smoothly during extreme staff shortages.
March 2011 winnerOpen
Anita Igoe, Health Care Assistant
Anita is based mainly on ward 4 and also works for a few
evenings on the chemo suite. She is excellent with patients and has
a helpful and cheery disposition. She also brings in sweets for her
February 2011 winnerOpen
Eamonn Pyke, Health Care Assistant
Eamonn got two very touching nominations. Although one is
from a colleague and the other from a patient, they both say the
same thing but from a different angle; that Eamonn is a good and
caring person. This is the essence of what makes staff at The
Christie so special
January 2011 winnerOpen
Liz Alflatt, Senior Learning Administrator
Liz has been very involved in the move of the L&D department
and the Maguire Unit and you can see from the comments made about
her just how much her hard work and willing attitude were
appreciated by her colleagues. Everyone comments on what a
fantastic job she's done and how organised she has been.