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Stalwarts given Queen’s honour

PUBLISHED: 13:03 17 June 2010 | UPDATED: 18:02 25 August 2010

A CHAIRMAN of a hospital trust is to receive an Order of the British Empire for his contribution to healthcare. South London Healthcare Trust chairman George Jenkins was among those on the Queen s Birthday Honour s List

A CHAIRMAN of a hospital trust is to receive an Order of the British Empire for his contribution to healthcare.

South London Healthcare Trust chairman George Jenkins was among those on the Queen's Birthday Honour's List.

Mr Jenkins joined the Trust in March 2009 from East Kent Hospitals Trust. He is also the vice chairman of NHS Blood and Transplant, the organisation that manages the supply of blood, plasma and organs across the NHS and a Special Trustee at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Dr Chris Streather, chief executive of South London Healthcare Trust, said: "We are delighted that George has received this honour. George is a passionate supporter of local health services and is committed to providing top class, sustainable, acute hospital services to the people of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

"It is fitting that he has received this honour, after many years devoted to the NHS."

Dr Keith Palmer from Blackheath, will also be awarded an OBE for his services to overseas economic development.

He said: "I am very pleased that the work was recognised in this way, but mostly how pleased my 90-year-old mum would be."

Betty Hoy, from Eltham, will receive an OBE for her charity work with Save the Children.

Jennifer Kent has been recognised with an MBE for her voluntary service to the gymnastics i n Bexleyheath.

Senior private secretary for the Department for Work and Pensions Judith Anne Tunstall from Eltham will be receiving an OBE.

Clive May from Eltham who works at the Ministry of Defence will be receiving an MBE.

A draft of the list, which is drawn up independently from government, was seen by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and signed off by his successor David Cameron before being approved by the Queen.

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