New Year's Honours for Addenbrooke's staff

PUBLISHED: 16:47 02 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:38 31 May 2010

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TWO members of staff at Addenbrooke s Hospital featured in the New Year s Honours list. Dawn Chapman, nurse consultant, has been made an MBE for services to breast cancer health care. She has worked at the hospital since the 1960s and is based in the brea

TWO members of staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital featured in the New Year's Honours list.

Dawn Chapman, nurse consultant, has been made an MBE for services to breast cancer health care. She has worked at the hospital since the 1960s and is based in the breast unit where she leads clinics and co-ordinates patient care.

Ms Chapman heard the news while on holiday in Norfolk and celebrated with a well-deserved glass of champagne.

She said: "I'm stunned. Its unbelievable news and just not the sort of thing I ever expected to happen to me. It's also good news for the hospital.

"I'm very pro-Addenbrooke's as I've been here since 1967 - it's like a second home to me. I believe the breast unit is among the best in the country and I think this honour helps raise the profile even further."

Ms Chapman, among the first nurse consultants appointed at Addenbrooke's in 2006, has also been heavily involved in a new training programme at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. The advanced clinical practice course in breast care attracts hundreds of students from across the country.

Dr Robert Winter has been made an OBE for services to the NHS. Dr Winter was medical director for six years at Addenbrooke's before stepping down last year to become medical director for NHS East of England. He continues his clinical duties at the hospital as a respiratory physician.

He said: "I am overwhelmed by this honour. I receive it on behalf of the outstanding clinicians in the East of England.

"I have had a long career in the NHS, but the past years as medical director at Addenbrooke's and at NHS East of England have been amongst the happiest and most fulfilling. I have led a strategy that is already delivering significant improvement to our health service in the region.

"I would also like to put on record that my colleagues in Cambridge are the most talented and inspiring group of people that I have ever worked with.

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