‘Out of this world’: Queen’s Hospital chief nurse picks up her OBE from Princess Anne

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 May 2018

Wendy Matthews, deputy chief nurse and director of midwifery at the trust that runs Queen's Hospital collected her OBE this month

Wendy Matthews, deputy chief nurse and director of midwifery at the trust that runs Queen's Hospital collected her OBE this month


The director of midwifery at the trust that runs Queen’s Hospital described the memorable experience of collecting her OBE from Princess Anne.

Wendy Matthews, deputy chief nurse and director of midwifery at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, took her mum, son and husband along to Buckingham Palace to collect her OBE for services to midwifery.

She described the experience as being, “out of this world”.

“It was amazing from start to finish,” Wendy told the Recorder.

“It was so nice that I could take my family along, they’re extremely proud,” Wendy said.

“Princess Anne was lovely and she asked me about my role at the Trust and why I joined.”

Another highlight of the day for Wendy was meeting, getting to know and spending time with other award recipients at the palace.

Wendy added: “It was really interesting and I was in awe of them.

“It was a fantastic day that I will never, ever forget.”

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