Hospice UK Deputy Chair recognised in New Year’s Honours List

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Tony Collins, Deputy Chair of Hospice UK, has been awarded an OBE in the 2024 New Year’s Honours List for services to healthcare and community.

Alongside his role as Hospice UK Deputy Chair, Tony is Chief Executive of Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just ‘B’ (bereavement support) and Saint Michael’s Hospice.

With 25 years’ experience in the hospice sector, Tony is highly qualified, well respected in his field and sits on several professional boards. He tirelessly supported frontline workers during the COVID pandemic providing a counselling service which was supported by the then Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their Royal Foundation to make sure that frontline workers had mental health support.

In 2020, Tony was elected as Interim Chair of Trustees at Hospice UK, subsequently leading a consultation period on the recruitment of Hospice UK’s permanent Chair, Paul Jennings. He is currently also Chair of the Advisory Council at Hospice UK.

Tony Collins says: “I’m delighted to receive an OBE on behalf of all the remarkable people I’ve worked with over the last three decades. Whether it’s hospice care, healthcare generally or community work, it’s incredibly encouraging to see these roles continually recognised in the New Year’s Honours List, and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you.”

Toby Porter, CEO at Hospice UK says: ‘We’re delighted that Tony’s dedication to healthcare and his community have been recognised with an OBE. In his work with Hospice UK and as CEO of North Yorkshire Hospice care Tony is a tireless champion for providing the best possible end of life care for all and this award is thoroughly deserved.’


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