Hospice wins recognition

Joan Carrick, a long-serving volunteer St John's Hospice in Balby, is pictured receiving her award for second place in the 'Service user/carer/volunteer of the year' category.

Joan Carrick, a long-serving volunteer St John's Hospice in Balby, is pictured receiving her award for second place in the 'Service user/carer/volunteer of the year' category.

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A DONCASTER hospice has scooped international recognition for its excellence in providing palliative care.

St John’s Hospice has been lauded for delivering high quality care to heart failure patients at the International Journal of Pallative Nursing awards.

And it was a double success for the Balby facility with long serving volunteer Joan Carrick also honoured.

The hospice’s day care team, along with the British Heart Foundation heart failure specialist nurse team based in Cantley, were awarded third place in their category of ‘Non-cancer award’.

Joan, who has been volunteering since the hospice opened in 1992, won second place in the ‘Service user/carer/volunteer of the year’ category.

Alison Constantine, the hospice’s voluntary services manager, said: “We are delighted to have received two prestigious awards.”