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Retired nurse Carol Hoy, mother of Olympic star Sir Chris Hoy, receives MBE in New Year Honours List

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Carol Hoy, a retired nurse and mother of Olympic triple gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.

Ms Hoy received the honour at the same time has her son was awarded a knighthood for his achievements in last year’s Beijing Olympics.

Carol Hoy trained at Glasgow Royal Infirmary from 1965 - 69 before moving to Edinburgh to take up a post in the Cardio Thoracic Unit.

Following the birth of Carrie and Chris, she went back to work in 1978, taking up a new post in sleep research.

Carol Hoy said:'This honour has completed a wonderful year for our family. Along with sporting success, our first grand daughter was born three weeks ago. The whole family will remember 2008 for a very long time.'

Independent health service advisor Liz Fradd was awarded the honour of Dame Commander for services to nursing.

Professor Anne-Marie Rafferty, dean of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery was awarded commander (CBE).

OBEs went to Dr Kuldip Bharj, NMC council member, senior lecturer in midwifery at Leeds University School of Healthcare, Dr Nadia Chambers, consultant nurse for older people at Southampton University Hospitals Trust.

Ann Duddy, director of nursing at Altnagelvin Hospital Trust and Professor Donna
Mead, dean of the faculty of health, sport and science and professor of nursing at the University of Glamorgan, also received OBEs.

MBEs also went to Dawn Chapman, nurse consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Judith Cottam, formerly a stoma nurse consultant at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and Lynda Coulter a senior neonatal nurse at Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust.

Alison Finch, ward sister and senior nurse at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Doreen Meiklem, practice nurse at Stoneyburn Health Centre in West Lothian and Valerie Mitchell from Fife also received MBEs.

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