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CBE for Altrincham's Caroline Shaw
9:50am Tuesday 1st January 2013 in News
ALTRINCHAM resident and chief executive of the Christie was appointed a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, writes Georgina Stubbs.
Caroline Shaw CBE, who has transformed services for cancer patients at a regional level, initiated and contributed to cancer developments at a national level and enhanced the Uk’s reputation for cancer care at an EU level; received the honour for services to health and the NHS.
Caroline has been dedicated to helping patients since she started her midwife training and began working for the NHS for more than 27 years ago.
“I am incredibly proud to be appointed the CBE. It is such a huge honour to be recognised in this way for work in an industry I believe in and care passionately about,” she added.
“Throughout my time at the Christie improving outcomes and care for cancer patients has and will remain my number one priority. I am determined to continue to deliver improved care, experiences and outcomes for cancer patients at a regional, national and international level.”
Called a role-model for both NHS staff and working women across the UK, Caroline has transformed the Christie under her visionary leadership into a world class centre leading in treatment, research and education.
The busy mother of two is responsible for a £182 million budget, 2,500 staff and the treatment and care of around 40,000 cancer patients a year from across the North West and beyond; continuing to spearhead ambitious plans for treatments to improve outcomes and experience for patients.
In a Tweet Caroline said: “Thanks to my mum, husband and children for being so patient when I’m at work – we’re off to the palace!”