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Nurses named in Queen's birthday honours

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Director of nursing at NHS South West strategic health authority Liz Redfern has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. 

She is joined by former nurse Professor Carol Baxter who is head of equality and diversity and human rights at NHS Employers and Sarah Andrews director of nursing at primary care trust NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent.  Chief nursing officer for Wales Rosemary Kennedy has also been awarded a CBE.

Nurses who have been awarded an OBE include Susan Hooton associate director of clinical governance and effectiveness at 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust, Professor Catherine Niven and Dr Caroline Shuldham director of nursing, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust.

Those to have received an MBE include Marcelle de Souza nurse specialist in the adolescent unit at University College Hospitals NHS foundation trust and Brenda King tissue viability nurse specialist at NHS Sheffield PCT.


Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Sarah Andrews, Director of Nursing, Eastern Coastal Status Kent Primary Care Trust, for services to healthcare.
  • Rosemary Kennedy, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government, for public and voluntary service.
  • Elizabeth Redfern, Director, Patient Care and Nursing South West Strategic Health Authority, for services to healthcare.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Tamar Thompson, Independent Health Service Advisor.
  • Geoffrey Harold Walker, Matron, Medical Wards and Departments, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset.
  • Susan Hooton, Associate Director, Clinical Governance and Effectiveness, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust, for services to nursing.
  • Professor Catherine Niven, for services to nursing and to the allied health professions.
  • Peter Roberts, Nursing Officer, Ministry of Defence.
  • Dr Caroline Shuldham, Director of Nursing, Clinical Governance and Informatics, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, for services to healthcare.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Janice Hughes, formerly Nurse Practitioner, North West Wales NHS Trust, for services to healthcare.
  • Marcelle Elizabeth De Souza, Nurse Specialist, Adolescent Unit, University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London.
  • Brenda King, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, Sheffield Primary Care Trust, for services to healthcare.
  • Nesta Rees, formerly Director of Nursing, Flintshire Local Health Board, for services to the NHS in Wales.
  • Judith Wilson, enrolled nurse, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow.
  • Margaret Elizabeth Young, for services to nursing and to the community in Selkirk, Scottish Borders.
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  • Why should it only be people in these top jobs that get awards. I think nurses who have served 40 years should automatically get an award when they retire, if not for endurance alone!!
    Musicians and such like get OBE's etc for long service, don't they.

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