07:44PM, Saturday 19 September 2015
Thames Hospice scooped three awards at an international awards ceremony which recognises excellence in palliative and hospice care across the globe.
The International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards 2015 took place at London’s Honourable Artillery Company on Tuesday.
Debbie Raven, Thames Hospice chief executive, was awarded second place for Palliative Care Nurse of the Year.
Thames Hospice ambassador Dave Ackroyd came third in the Service User/Carer/Volunteer of the Year category.
The hospice’s pastoral care team also landed third place in the Innovation Award section for their help in setting up The Sanctuary, a spiritual area within the grounds of the hospice which gives patients and visitors somewhere to reflect.
Debbie Raven, Thames Hospice chief executive, said: “We’re 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.”
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