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Health Minister congratulates Health staff on Birthday Honours

Health Minister Robin Swann congratulates health and social care staff honoured in the Birthday Honours 2021.

There are a number of staff recognised across a variety of disciplines including the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service; Care homes; and Trust staff.

Speaking today, Minister Swann said:

“I am delighted that staff from across the Health Service are being recognised in this special way. Being bestowed an Honour on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen is a monumental recognition of an individual’s impact and influence on society. I congratulate each and every person selected and want to add my thanks to them for everything they do.”

The Minister continued by personally thanking Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride, for his significant contribution during the Covid-19 crisis.

He said: “I am delighted that our Chief Medical Officer has been bestowed the highest of honours. Sir Dr Michael McBride has been chosen for a Knighthood in recognition of his ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and for services to public health in Northern Ireland. This is a much deserved honour that is a fitting tribute to someone who has been at the forefront of leading Northern Ireland in its fight against a global pandemic.”