International palliative care workers honoured at IJPN awards

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The awards ceremony was held at the Grand Honourable Artillery Company Museum, and was hosted by IJPN in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support.

The judging panel were “extremely impressed” by the standard of the entries, said IJPN’s Consultant Editor, Professor Bridget Johnston. The nominees whose amazing work was being honoured included people from far and wide, a fact which, according to IJPN representatives, attested to the continuing growth of palliative care across the world.

The team at BELHospice in Serbia received the ‘Development Award’ for their work in training over 200 healthcare professionals since the establishment of their education centre in 2006, as well as their contribution to drafting the Serbian national palliative care strategy.

Professor Jane Seymour, of the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham Queen’s Medical Centre, UK, was honoured for her “outstanding contribution to nursing” with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’

A full list of the winners, as well as a photo gallery, can be found on the IJPN Awards website.