Nurse pioneer joins Hampshire Hospital for lead cancer role

The Charity is delighted to introduce you to Vicky Havercroft Dixon who has joined the Trust as their Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse. 

Vicky startered as a Health Care Assistant in 1993 and in March 2000 she qualified at Southampton Hospitals via the old school training.  Vicky then worked in acute medicine for 9 years and also as an IBD CNS, where she setup the patient panel which remains in place today at Southampton.

Following a move to oncology in 2009, Vicky became the ward leader on the inpatient unit and then in 2011 set up the first Macmillan Acute Oncology Service.  Vicky was presented this model internationally and nationally and was nominated for a Macmillan Leadership Award.

In 2014 Vicky went on to complete her Masters in Advance Clinical Practice and went to work as a cancer matron with pallative care, responsible for the acute trust team at a 27 bed hospice (Countess Mountbatten House) a large community team and day unit, until it was taken over by Mountbatten.

After being redeployed, Vicky worked as the clinical lead for patient experience, looking after complaints, PALS, bereavement care and the medical examiners service. During which time she completed the Quality Improvement Fellowship with HEE improving the complaint process at UHS. (Unitversity Hospital Southampton).

In may of this year she started as a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar.

The Charity is extremely priviledged to have Vicky working with them to setup the Wellbeing Centre and is looking forward to 2022 when the centre will start to receive its first patients.