NHS’s ‘remarkable staff doing extraordinary things’ named in New Year’s Honours list

NHS sweeps dozens of awards in New Year’s honour list

Dozens of NHS staff have been recognised in the 2019 New Year’s, including those who led the response to terror attacks and major incidents.

The awards include OBEs for Dr Malik Ramadhan, who was in charge of the A&E at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel on the night of the London Bridge terror attack; Paul Woodrow, who as Director of Operations for the London Ambulance Service also played a role in making sure victims of the attacks in London and the Grenfell fire received swift care.

Peter Boorman, lead for Emergency Prepardness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) for NHS England in London, helped coordinate the NHS’s response to the terrorist attacks on Westminter last year.

Lord David Prior, NHS England chair, said: “These are remarkable people doing extraordinary things for their fellow citizens.

“The NHS is a unique organisation which has won the hearts and minds of all of us for over 70 years, but its success depends wholly on the people who work in it. Those who have been honoured for their service this year honour us all. Many, many congratulations to them.”

The awards follow the Queen’s Birthday Honours earlier in 2018, which saw 64 awards go to health professionals across the UK, ranging from long-serving midwives to the Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Dame Sue Hill.

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