Chair of Council awarded CBE
Published: 16 June 2012
The Chair of the RCN's governing Council, Professor Kath McCourt, has become a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Professor McCourt, who is a dean at Northumbria University and an RCN Fellow, has been Chair of RCN Council since October 2011.
Professor McCourt said she was “absolutely delighted” to be awarded the honour. “It is wonderful that the nursing profession is being recognised in this way. Nursing is an immensely rewarding profession and this award is a reflection of the incredible hard work so many nurses do day in, day out, to provide the best possible patient care,” she added.
Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, said: “I would like to congratulate Kath wholeheartedly on behalf of the RCN, not just for this honour, but for the dedication she has shown to the College and to nursing more widely. She is both an outstanding academic and professional nurse, and has helped to deliver high quality nursing care for many years. This honour is very much deserved.”
Other RCN members who received honours were:
Cheryl Etches, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, who has become an OBE for services to nursing.
Kim Carter, Venous Thromboembolism Nurse Specialist at Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust, who has become an MBE For services to nursing.
Professor Kevin Davies, Chair of Nursing and Disaster Healthcare in the Vale of Glamorgan, who has become an MBE for services to health care disaster management.
Janette Gilbert, Senior Charge Nurse at the Golden Jubilee Hospital, who has become an MBE for services to nursing and to vulnerable people in Ayrshire.
Peigi McLeod, Nurse Consultant - Diabetes in the Western Isles, who has become an MBE for services to nursing and to people with motor neurone disease in Scotland.
Susan Semple, Healthcare Co-ordinator at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, has become an MBE for services to health care in Northern Ireland.
Debbie Stone, Specialist Osteoporosis Nurse at Bronglais Hospital, who has become an MBE for services to patients with osteoporosis in Ceredigion.
Fiona Taylor, Ward Sister at Edinburgh Cancer Centre, who has become an MBE for services to cancer nursing and care in the Lothians.
Lieutenant Colonel Sharon Woodhouse, from Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, has joined the Military Division of The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire.
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