Maria Kane, the Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, has been appointed an OBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The award, which has been given for leadership to services in healthcare, recognises Maria’s extensive contribution to health and care services particularly in north London over more than two decades.
Interim Chair of North Mid, Dr Peter Carter said Maria’s inclusion in the 2019 Birthday Honours is a reflection of the tremendous commitment and integrity she has shown to the NHS in a number of different organisations and roles in her career so far.
Dr Carter said:
“I am delighted that Maria has been recognised in this way. It’s a wonderful acknowledgement of the dedication and loyalty she has shown to delivering and improving health services and care for local people in Enfield, Haringey and further afield. I know she would be the first to say that it is an honour which truly belongs to all the people she has worked with over the years, particularly all the team at North Mid.”
In response to the news, Maria said:
“I’m incredibly grateful that the hard work and improvements which everyone at North Mid and across the local community has helped deliver in recent months is being recognised in this way. I am clear that I am accepting it on behalf of some many colleagues and partners, without whom none of the local care and services would happen.
“While going to the Palace to accept the award will of course be a privilege, it is nothing compared to the privilege I have every day of working with so many talented and dedicated health and care staff, as well as partners across the public and voluntary sector, in and across north London.”