New Year honours for two top nurses at New QE2 Hospital in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 10:32 31 December 2015 | UPDATED: 10:58 31 December 2015

Liz Lees, deputy director of nursing at the New QE2 Hopital in Welwyn Garden Cirty, has been awarded the MBE.

Liz Lees, deputy director of nursing at the New QE2 Hopital in Welwyn Garden Cirty, has been awarded the MBE.


Two senior nurses who have worked in WGC’s New QE2 Hospital have had their dedication recognised in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List.

Both Liz Lees, a deputy director of nursing, and Philippa Davies, who left a similar role at the hospital 18 months ago, have been awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire).

Director of nursing Angela Thompson said: “I am very proud of Liz Lees’ and Philippa Davies’ 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.”

Nick Carver, chief executive of the hospital trust, 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 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.”

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