Paula has worked in the field of cancer care, support, information and treatment for over 30 years.
After qualifying as a Therapy Radiographer in 1986 she worked in the radiotherapy departments at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield. During her time as a radiographer her focus was always on the information and support side of her work and she was responsible for developing a number of care pathways for both patients and their families.
In 2003 she joined the team at Cavendish Cancer Care and trained to be an Assessor. Since then she has worked to develop and extend the service that Cavendish offers. This includes the introduction of the service we now provide to all in-patients in Weston Park Hospital and the in-patients on the haematology wards in Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
In October 2018 she accepted the position of Programme Lead Assessor to enable her to continue her work supporting those affected by cancer ”in the unique Cavendish way”.
Outside of work Paula has a teenage son and daughter and two rescue Labradors who take up most of her time. Her family are also involved in volunteering for the charity Labrador Welfare.
Sue is a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and has been working at Cavendish since 2022. She brings years of experience in oncology nursing to Cavendish with specialisms in lung cancer nursing and palliative care. She is also a qualified bereavement counsellor and works at St Luke’s Hospice as a volunteer with the bereavement team. Sue is one of our assessors and also offers counselling.
Sian joined Cavendish in 2023 to assist our Assessment team. She will be the first point of contact for many Cavendish clients and will be undertaking initial consultations. She is a qualified Clinical Psychologist and has 20 years experience working in the NHS and in hospices. She also has experience of working in pain management and palliative care.
Outside of work she enjoys live music gigs, cricket and is currently enjoying a silver jewellery making course.