Following the announcement of health and social care professionals from Wales being recognised for their work in the New Year’s Honours list, NHS Wales Chief Executive Andrew Goodall said:
“I would like to congratulate each and every one of those who have received honours for all their hard work and dedication throughout the pandemic and over many years. I hope this acts as recognition of the sterling work they have provided to our health services and their selfless commitment to helping others.
“This year has been incredibly challenging for everyone across the sector, as we have grappled with the pandemic and strived to do everything we can to keep Wales safe. But the remarkable work of our health and social care staff has been one of the brightest lights of hope and pride for Wales in a dark and difficult time.
“We are incredibly proud of our NHS in Wales. The Thursday night clap for our carers and frontline staff was just one example of our appreciation for everything they have done to protect and care for us. I hope these honours show our gratitude for everything they have done.”