The work of three volunteers, three staff members and two teams at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has been rewarded.

At the Hospice’s Annual Public Meeting on 6th November, Senior Managers and Trustees took the opportunity to thank and celebrate the dedication of those who contribute to the successful running of the Hospice in Abbey Wood, South East London.

Eight categories made up the annual Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Staff & Volunteer Awards with all staff and volunteers being given the opportunity to nominate each other. 

The winning shortlist was reviewed by Penny Jones, Director of Care Services, Vanessa Hill, Volunteers Manager, Dhrutee Shiyani, Human Resources Manager and Kate Heaps, Chief Executive, who said: “We really want to acknowledge what a difference committed staff and volunteers make to the running of the Hospice and the Hospice Ambassador award scheme is one of the ways in which we do this.”

The winners were:


Category: Innovation/Research | Winner: Katie Millward-Sproul, Ward Sister.

Category: Service Improvement | Winner: Vanessa Hill, Volunteers’ Manager.

Category: Team Working | Winning Team: Specialist Community Team.

Category: Going the Extra Mile | Winner: Mandy Brinkhurst, Deputy Retail Manager.


Category: Innovation/Service Improvement | Winning Team: Cafe & Kitchen Volunteers – Barbara Higgins, Mary Harrison, Avtar Poonnia, Jasvir Heer, Val Honour, Eve Carter, June Merrett, Kathleen Tooher & Margaret Poole.

Category: Team Working | Winner: Paul Jones, Maintenance Volunteer.

Category: Outstanding Commitment | Winner: Dennis Waller, eBay Volunteer.

Category: Volunteer’s Volunteer | Winner: Judith Franklin, Reception Volunteer.

The winners took home an engraved Silver Star key ring and gift voucher as a small token of appreciation.

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***Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice provides free expert end of life nursing and medical care, support, and comfort for local people, 24 hours a day, seven days a week***