Commenting on the 2016 New Year Honours list, Antonia Bunnin, Director of Hospice Support and Development at Hospice UK, said:
“The hospice movement has a long history of remarkable and compassionate characters showing enormous dedication to ensure that people approaching the end of their lives, and their families, have the best care and support possible.
“To see those who have given so much to hospice care recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours list is a fantastic start to the year. We are particularly delighted that Martyn Lewis, a Vice-President of Hospice UK, has been awarded a Knighthood – he has been a great supporter of the hospice movement over many years.
“Our congratulations go out to every recipient, along with our thanks for all they have done to so richly deserve these awards.”
Recipients from the hospice sector:
Martyn John Dudley Lewis has been awarded a Knighthood for "services to the Voluntary and Charitable Sectors particularly the Hospice Movement".
Malgwyn Davies, Chair, St David's Hospice Care in Newport, has received an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for "voluntary service to Palliative Care and for services to the community in South East Wales and Powys".
Mrs Beverley Barclay, Director of Clinical Services, The J's Hospice, Essex, has received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for "services to Nursing, particularly Young Adults with Life-Limiting Conditions".
Mrs Lucille Ingman, Chair, Leeswood Nightingale House Hospice Fundraising Group, has received an MBE for "services to the community and to charity in Leeswood, Flintshire".
Mrs Mary Elizabeth Cutler has received a BEM (Medallist of the Order of the British Empire) for "charitable services to Grove House Hospice, St Albans, Hertfordshire".
Basil Edward Priest has received a BEM for "voluntary service to Holme Towers Marie Curie Hospice, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan".
The full list of recipients can be found on GOV.UK
Notes to editor
- Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care and the only membership body for organisations providing hospice care. We support and champion the work of more than 200 of these organisations across the UK.
- Hospices, and other organisations which provide hospice care, offer vital care for people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and also support their families and carers.
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