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Harrogate nurse receives MBE for outstanding services to social care

Liz Whyte, MBE.

A Harrogate nurse has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to social care, having shown outstanding commitment to the sector.

Liz Whyte, HC-One’s Quality Projects Lead, was awarded the title after being named in the King's Birthday honours list 2024 on Friday (14th June) which included 1,077 recipients.

Liz is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years’ experience in the care sector, and she has dedicated her career to the care and wellbeing of older people.

She has held a number of roles during her career with HC-One, including Managing Director, and Acting Director of Standards and Compliance.

Liz Whyte, MBE, Quality Projects Lead at HC-One, said:

“I am honoured and humbled to receive an MBE. It is a huge privilege to be named amongst others who have made a significant difference to people’s lives in their field of work.

“This MBE is really an award for all of my incredible colleagues who gave so much during the pandemic. We couldn’t have done what we did without them.”

Liz's MBE is a recognition of the impact that she has made throughout her career, including her significant efforts during the pandemic.

She became HC-One's COVID Lead and worked around-the-clock to ensure all Home Managers and teams had access to and understanding of the ever-evolving guidance across England, Scotland and Wales.

Liz continues to play a key role at HC-One now in her current position of Quality Projects Lead, supporting teams in homes across Britain to enhance the care that residents receive.

James Tugendhat, HC-One’s Chief Executive Officer said:

“Liz epitomises what we stand for at HC-One through her unwavering care and commitment to residents, their families and our colleagues.

"Liz delayed her retirement and took on the role as HC-One’s COVID-19 Lead, navigating an unprecedented situation, and showing dedication even in the most difficult of times.

“Liz’s achievement is representative of the difference that our colleagues make, and she'd be the first to say that she was just doing her job and working to support others to do the incredible work they did during the pandemic.

:We are so proud that Liz's work has been recognised through her MBE –  congratulations Liz!”

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