NCPC campaigner receives MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Date: 
21 June 2012
We are delighted that Mandy Paine, received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of her work with the National Council for Palliative Care.

Mandy, who has COPD and needs to use oxygen 24 hours a day, has a long involvement with us. She is a member of NCPC’s People in Partnership Steering group and Chronic Respiratory Diseases Group, and played a key role in the development of our Difficult Conversations booklet on COPD. She is also a Dying Matters champion and has spoken widely at NCPC and Dying Matters events. Mandy is also currently involved in fundraising for NCPC www.justgiving.com/mandychallenge50

Speaking today Mandy Paine said:

“I am absolutely thrilled to receive an MBE and delighted that the importance of involving people with personal experience in end of life care has been recognised in this way. We’re all going to die one day, which is why it’s so important to continue to improve end of life care and to break down society’s reluctance to talk about dying. As someone who has a life limiting illness and who is proud to be a Dying Matters Coalition champion I passionately believe that end of life care can only be improved by involving people with personal experience and by more public discussion about end of life issues. I hope my story inspires other people to get involved in improving end of life care.”

Eve Richardson, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters Coalition added:

“I am absolutely delighted that Mandy’s inspirational commitment and contribution to end of life care has been recognised with a really well deserved MBE. Through her tireless work with the National Council for Palliative Care and as a Dying Matters champion Mandy has played a key role in ensuring that people with personal experience are involved in improving how people are cared for and supported at their end of their lives.”

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