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Three hospices recognised in New Year Honours 2018

04 January 2018

Three hospices have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours.

CHAS (Children's Hospices Across Scotland) has received two recognitions. Fundraiser  Isabella Turnbull Halliday has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to charity, and Evelyn Joan Grieve, a speaker at the hospice, has been awarded an MBE for voluntary service in Perthshire.

Adele Ellen Silvey, a long standing volunteer at Thames Hospice in Windsor, has received the British Empire Medal for services to hospice patients. Commenting on this, Jacquie Batchford, Director of Patient and Family Services at the hospice said:  

“We are thrilled that Adele’s remarkable 30 year commitment to volunteering at Thames Hospice has been recognised in the New Year Honours list. I am sure she would not want to be singled out, but I know that she will be very proud to receive this award, as are we of all she does to support our patients and their families.”

Margaret Moodie, volunteer at St Columba's Hospice in Edinburgh, has been awarded an MBE for services to people with life limiting conditions and to deaf people in Scotland, having been involved in fundraising for over 40 years.  The hospice's spokesperson said:

“We are immensely grateful for her contribution to the work of the hospice and to her voluntary service within Edinburgh.“

In addition several other people have been recognised for their work in end of life care.

Karen Jones of the Northern Lights Children’s Charity has been awarded an MBE for services to children with life limiting  conditions in the north west and north Wales.

Rowena Jones, paediatric oncology outreach specialist nurse at the Hywel Dda University Health Board, has received an MBE for services to sick and disabled children and end of life care.

Ann Stewart Muir, a volunteer for Macmillan, has received an MBE for services to people affected by cancer in Scotland.

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at CQC, has been awarded a CBE for her achievements and public service over 30 years.

Elizabeth Rachel, Cancer Specialist Nurse at Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has received an MBE for services to cancer patients and their families.

Barbara Woodward-Carlton, Chair at the University of Bradford has received an MBE for services to patients and public involvement in furthering dementia research.

The Stroke Association have received two recognitions: Hilary Reynolds,  Director for Strategy and Research has been awarded an MBE, and trustee Pippa Tyrell has earned a CBE.

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