London Bridge attack A&E doctor among NHS staff recognised in New Year Honours

A doctor who operated through the night on 12 victims of the London Bridge terror attack is among dozens of National Health Service staff recognised in the New Year Honours.

Dr Malik Ramadhan, who was in charge of A&E at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel on June 3 2017, is awarded an OBE for services to healthcare.

He is joined by Paul Woodrow, operations director for the London Ambulance Service, who gets an OBE for his role in organising care for victims of the terror attacks in London and the Grenfell Tower fire.

Colin Kelsey, who led the NHS response to the Manchester Arena suicide bombing, also gets an OBE, as does Peter Boorman, lead for Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response for NHS England in London.

Mr Boorman helped deal with the fallout from the Westminster and London Bridge attacks, the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Wannacry cyber-attack on the health service and the Croydon tram crash in 2016.

NHS England chairman Lord David Prior said: “These are remarkable people doing extraordinary things for their fellow citizens.

“The NHS is a unique organisation which has won the hearts and minds of all of us for over 70 years, but its success depends wholly on the people who work in it.

“Those who have been honoured for their service this year honour us all. Many, many congratulations to them.”

Meanwhile, Professor Simon Kay, a Leeds-based plastic surgeon, gets an OBE after performing the first double hand transplant in the UK.

In 2016, Prof Kay completed the pioneering procedure on severely maimed Chris King, who later wrote a letter thanking the surgeon for restoring his ability to applaud his beloved Leeds Rhinos rugby team.

Kate Davies, who leads NHS care for armed forces veterans and sexual assault victims, is made a CBE for services to diversity and equality in healthcare, while national mental health director Claire Murdoch also gets a CBE for her services.

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