‘Huge honour’ for Christie chief as Manchester cancer hospital’s research earns royal recognition

By Andrew Locke

The ground-breaking research of a specialist Withington cancer hospital, which treats more than 40,000 patients each year, has earned its Chief Executive a prestigious CBE last week.

The success of The Christie, Europe’s largest specialist hospital for cancer, saw Caroline Shaw collect a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her achievements.

Mrs Shaw, nominated for her services to the NHS, was one of 93 individuals to receive an award at Buckingham Palace after being nominated in the latest New Year Honours List.

She said: “I want to thank everyone who has helped me throughout my NHS career, I wouldn’t be here without their support.”

Mrs Shaw is responsible for a budget of £200million, over 2,500 staff members and volunteers.

She described winning the award as ‘a huge honour’ and was also personally congratulated by Prince Charles who had visited the hospital in 2007.

The New Year Honours List is an annual process which recognises people who have made great accomplishments in their line of work.

If you would like to find out more about Mrs Shaw and her work at The Christie, you can visit their website here.

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