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What the Cicely Saunders Institute means to me

As part of our 10 year celebrations of the Cicely Saunders Institute, we're asking the people that work closely with us to tell us what the Institute means to them.

Michelle Goode is manager of the Macmillan Information & Support Centre in the Cicely Saunders Institute. The Macmillan Information and Support Service at King’s College Hospital provides a welcoming and confidential drop-in service for anyone affected by cancer. Whether you have just been diagnosed or have finished treatment, our team is on hand to help you with any practical, emotional or social needs or concerns.

What brought you to work with the Cicely Saunders Institute?

I was already working as an Information & Support Manager in Bedfordshire working for the local hospital for 10 years. I saw this role advertised and thought it would be a familiar but new challenge. I started working in the Macmillan Centre July 2013

Tell us something you have learnt through your experiences with the Institute?

  • How truly precious and valuable life is
  • How little things can make a big difference
  • To be grateful for what I have and don’t take it for granted

Describe a highlight of working at the Institute?

The people! My colleagues and friends help make the work enjoyable.

Tell us one of your achievements while working at the Institute? 

Establishing a Wig Service - which reflects the community we serve,

cicely saunders institute building with number 10 overlay  February 2020