Clare Hawkins, who has now taken on a new role at Cambridge University Hospital Trust, worked at the CCG during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and led the support for care homes across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Jan Thomas, Accountable Officer of the CCG and Joint Executive lead of the new Integrated Care System (ICS), commented:
“I am delighted that Clare has received this honour from the Queen for her services to nursing. She is an outstanding Nurse and was a very valued member of our team.
“Clare’s compassionate nature combined with her professional abilities meant that she was the ideal person to lead our work with local care homes to provide the support they needed during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. She willingly stepped forward to personally visit and work with care homes across our area to ensure staff had the right training, PPE, knowledge and support to give the residents the best possible care.
“We know that she made a significant difference to the lives of both residents and staff during this time, and this honour is a reflection of the hard work and dedication she has shown through her nursing career to date.”
The full Queen’s Birthday Honours list can be found here: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/awards-and-accreditation