Eight individuals from across NHS Wales have been awarded. The Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton has also been awarded a Knighthood for his role in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan said:
“A huge congratulations to everyone in NHS Wales who has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours. It is good to see people recognised across many fields throughout Wales and those working on the frontline continue to do all they can to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and deliver vital care. I want to thank every individual working within the NHS and social care sector for their continued care, commitment and dedication.
“I also want to pay tribute to Dr Frank Atherton who continues to play a vital role in tackling the ongoing pandemic and I’m pleased to see his work recognised.”
Chief Executive for NHS Wales Judith Paget said:
“Every day I see how hard staff are working within the NHS, and I’m delighted that some of those dedicated individuals have received a Queen’s New Year Honour. I know everyone within the NHS and across Wales will join me in sending our best wishes to those who have be recognised this year.”