Two local nurses have scooped the prestigious British Empire Medal for fantastic leadership and care to patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Beverly Morris, Head of Continuing Health Care (CHC) at Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group and Molly Henriques-Dillon, a Quality Nurse Team Leader at Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group were recognised for supporting the proactive swabbing of care home residents and supporting care homes in crisis. A record 100% of infection and prevention care home education support was also achieved.
Care home managers were impressed with their friendly, helpful approach and commented that the crisis had not deterred the team from being pragmatic, calm, patient focused, and solutions orientated.
Dr Ian Sykes, Chair of Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG said “Bev and Molly are fantastic role models and highly deserving of this prestigious award. They join other Black Country colleagues on the Queen’s honours list this year – we are also so proud of Dr Sarbjit Clare and Gaynor Evans who received an MBE and OBE respectively”