Bute’s Marie Curie Cancer Care nurse Phyllis McKirdy has won a top award from the charity in recognition of her hard work for the organisation.
Phyllis was chosen as a joint winner of the ‘Above and Beyond’ prize at the charity’s first Peacock Awards ceremony in London.
Phyllis, a senior healthcare assistant for the Marie Curie Nursing Service in Scotland, shared the prize with her colleague, Nadine Archibald, while the Clinical Award winner was Aisyah Scott, a clinical nurse specialist at the Hampstead Hospice.
The results were announced by Dawn Tame-Battell, Marie Curie’s assistant director of patient services, who praised the winners’ professional skills and commitment.
Phyllis and Nadine received their shared award in recognition of their travelling hundreds of miles to visit patients in remote and rural areas, sometimes having to stay away from home to make sure patients receive the care they need.
The awards are named after the Peacock family, who have donated to the national cancer charity for more than 40 years and wanted to find a way to recognise staff who provided exceptional nursing care.