Heidi Soulsby, Dr Sue Fleming and Nikki Harrison will be awarded MBEs for their service to the Bailiwick during the Covid pandemic. The honours were announced in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
Heidi was the President of the Committee for Health and Social Care in the last States term. She is a familiar face from numerous media briefings at Beau Sejour, calmly and empathetically relaying the HSC strategy to fight coronavirus and explaining the implications for the public.
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Sue is the Matron of St John’s Residential Home and led the response from the care homes, ensuring that all hospital patients were tested before returning home, recruiting former health care staff and sourcing and distributing scarce PPE.
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Nikki is the Chief Executive of St John’s Ambulance and created ‘Volunteer Guernsey’ to direct volunteers who wanted to support people in the community to where resources were most needed. She recruited and trained extra volunteers and worked with a local distillery to produce seaweed sanitiser.
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The Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Ian Corder, said: “The details of their achievements may differ but they have each displayed outstanding leadership in their field, along with a determination to make things better for the rest of us. I think we can all be very grateful for that.”