Royal Trinity Hospice Trustee Dr Geraldine Walters has been awarded a CBE for services to nursing and midwifery in the New Year Honours List 2017. Geraldine has been a Trustee at Trinity for 4 years.

Geraldine is currently Director of Education, Standards and Policy at the NMC. Prior to this, she was Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Infection Control at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University and an Honorary Professor at Kings College London.

Dr Geraldine Walters said: “I am thrilled and delighted to receive this honour. I am lucky to have worked for a number of inspiring people, and with some fabulous nursing and midwifery colleagues over the years. I owe this to all of them.”

Dallas Pounds, Chief Executive of Royal Trinity Hospice, said “We are delighted that Geraldine’s career long commitment to high quality patient care, through her nursing, management, and trustee work, has been acknowledged. She is a marvellous ambassador for Trinity and we feel very lucky to have her expertise and passion on our Board.”

Trinity has 11 trustees from a variety of professional backgrounds. The trustees have ultimate responsibility for the governance of the charity.