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Staff Recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is delighted to announce that a number of staff have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

The Queen's Birthday Honours would normally have been announced in June, but were delayed until Autumn because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those who have been recognised are:

  • Dr Graham Shortland, Consultant Paediatrician – For services to Paediatrics, Patient Safety and the NHS in Wales - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Claire Salisbury, Head of Procurement – For services to the NHS in Wales during Covid-19 - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
  • Jade Cole, Critical Care Research Lead – For services to the NHS and Critical Care Research during Covid-19 – Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)
  • Paula Gallent, Ward Sister – For services to the NHS during Covid-19 - Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)
  • Alice Bretland (Richards) - Home Ventilation Service Lead and Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist - For services to the NHS particularly during Covid-19 - Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM

Congratulations to our Health Board colleagues:

  • Dr Catherine Moore – For services to Public Health during Covid-19
  • Dr Robin Anthony Ridley-Howe – For services to Public Health in Wales particularly during Covid-19
  • Dr Eleri Davies – For services to Healthcare in Wales particularly during Covid-19
  • Angela Gorman – For charitable services to Expectant Mothers in Africa

Dr Graham Shortland, Consultant Paediatrician said: "It was a huge surprise to receive the honour. I have been priveleged to work with patients and their families to improve their lives and outcomes. The honour has only been possible because of the exceptional individuals and teams I have worked with during my career in the NHS. The work they do is so important, particularly during these very challenging times."

Jade Cole, Critical Care Research Lead said:" I was really shocked when I read the email telling me I'd been a awarded an honour. I didn't expect it at all. I feel really honoured and privileged to receive a BEM"

Alice Bretland, Home Ventilation Service Lead and Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist said: "I see the nomination not as an individual one, but as one for my whole team without whom I would not be able to do my part and who all have done, and continue to play a critical role in supporting the Heath Board and the patients in the time of the pandemic."  

Claire Salisbury, Head of Procurement said: " I am delighted to receive this reward and wish to take this opportunity to thank all of my colleagues within Cardiff and Vale Health Board and NWSSP who have supported me and my team in delivering a successful COVID response for NHS Wales.

" I feel fortunate that I was in a position to use my procurement experience and network to secure vital PPE and equipment in a global fractured Supply Chain. I particularly enjoyed being part of the Dragon's Heart Commissioning Team and feel privileged to have worked with such a committed and talented team. The Dragon's Heart Hospital provided the necessary capacity to enable our Health Board to continue to provide care to COVID patients throughout the pandemic. 

" I will always have the welfare of our patient population at the forefront of everything I do within the Procurement area. Once again I would like to thank all the NHS staff who have done so much during the pandemic for our patients and I recognise my award as a reflection of all their efforts."

Charles Janczewski, Chair of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said: " I feel incredibly proud that our staff have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

"These individuals have made outstanding contributions to health at an especially challenging time.

" I'd like to say thank you to them for their care, commitment and dedication to our patients. On behalf of the Board I'd also like to send my heartfelt congratulations to our staff and to all our NHS Wales and Public Health Wales colleagues who have also been recognised for their valued contributions to the health and wellbeing of our population."

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