Trust nurses receive MBEs in 2016 New Year’s honours list

The Trust’s deputy director for nursing, Liz Lees and former deputy director of nursing, Philippa Davies have both been awarded MBEs for services to nursing.

Liz Lees MBE

Liz Lees MBE

In response to the publication of the 2016 New Year’s honours list, the Trust’s director of nursing, Angela Thompson, said:

“I am very proud of Liz and Philippa’s achievements in being awarded an MBE as they are both an inspiration and role models for all our staff, especially our nurses and midwives. Between them, Liz and Philippa epitomise the spirit and ethos of nursing.

Commenting on the awards, the Trust’s chief executive, Nick Carver, said:

“I was delighted to hear that Liz Lees, one of our deputy directors of nursing, was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list. She has worked with the Trust for a number of years, with a particular interest in end-of-life and bereavement care. Her MBE is well deserved.

“I was also pleased to learn that the Trust’s former deputy director of nursing, Philippa Davies – who left us 18 months ago to become the director of nursing at Whittington Health – also received an MBE for her contribution to nursing for improving patient experience at the Trust through engagement with the charity Kissing it Better.

“On behalf of all of the Trust’s staff, I would like to congratulate Liz and Philippa on their well-deserved recognition.”