General Manager for Integrated Community Services and registered Mental Health Nurse at our Trust, Carol Peckham, has been awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Carol has spent 35 years developing and managing integrated health and social care services to improve the lives of those often described as ‘hard to reach’. In addition Carol has given her own time to help less fortunate communities, focusing largely in deprived communities in The Gambia. She has been involved in multiple projects with PAGEANT (Projects Aiding Gambian Education And Natural Talent) at different locations across the country.
On receiving her award, Carol said: “I feel very privileged, enriched and humbled to have been given the opportunities to make a difference to the lives of others, both personally and professionally. Compassion costs very little – as the saying goes ‘To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the whole world.’ I now feel very honoured to receive this award but I also feel that I wouldn’t be where I am, and doing the things I do, without the faith and support of others around me.”