Michael Wilson, chief executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH), which runs East Surrey Hospital, received the award of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) from Her Majesty the Queen at an investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace this week (8 November).
Michael was recognised in The Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours for Services to the NHS in June this year (2016).
This recognition comes after over 36 years of dedicated service to the NHS where he has been an inspirational leader who has personally made a significant contribution to improving some of the worst performing acute hospitals in the country.
Alan McCarthy, chair, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said: “This well-deserved honour recognises Michael’s devotion and dedication to the NHS and all that he continues to achieve in enabling SASH to make a huge difference to the lives of patients.”
Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “To receive this award from Her Majesty the Queen is a huge honour and the ceremony at Buckingham Palace was an amazing experience and very special day. This award is also recognition for everyone at SASH and across the NHS as a whole and I thank them for their continued commitment to providing high quality care and the difference this makes to the people we care for.”