Hartlepool chemotherapy unit is in line for Mail award once more

Chemotherapy unit staff Julie saint, Sara Skidmore, Pam Hawxwell, Peter Burrell, Rosie Livingston, Karen Bird, Pauline Wallace and Val Storey. Picture by FRANK REID
Chemotherapy unit staff Julie saint, Sara Skidmore, Pam Hawxwell, Peter Burrell, Rosie Livingston, Karen Bird, Pauline Wallace and Val Storey. Picture by FRANK REID
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A CARING team which helps people needing chemotherapy is hoping to continue their winning ways in a Hartlepool Mail competition.

The Chemotherapy/Haematology Day Unit, at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, has an astonishing record of success in our Best of Health Awards.

Rosie Livingston. Picture by FRANK REID

Rosie Livingston. Picture by FRANK REID

For the previous four years, the unit won the Best of Health team of the year trophy.

But last year, their outstanding achievements were honoured with a special recognition award.

And with their hard-working efforts going as strong as ever, the unit’s staff are hoping to be in the running once more.

Chemotherapy nurse specialist Rosie Livingston said: “We were excited to win the special recognition award last year and we are happy that patients take the time to nominate us.

“We are pleased every year that we are considered for an award.”

Rosie praised the awards and said it was “important that people continue to back them.”

The chemotherapy unit matron for both North Tees and Hartlepool hospitals is Val Storey. She said the feedback that the unit got from the public through the awards was significant.

“It makes everything that we do worthwhile. When you get feedback like that, it is so important.

“It can be a very busy job but to think we have been thought of as highly as we are, that is lovely.”

Our annual Hartlepool Mail Best of Health awards are under way and they aim to honour the very best in the health service.

We interviewed a selection of the town’s hospital workers to meet just some of the hundreds of people who serve Hartlepool well. But we’re sure there are hundreds more deserving of honours.

Why not nominate them all and make this year’s Hartlepool Best of Health Awards a competition to remember.

It will culminate in a fantastic awards night to be held at the Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield, on June 18.

But first, we want those nominations.

Get nominating and make sure your health favourite is in the running, by visiting http://www.jpne-events.co.uk/hartlepool-best-of-health/.