Rainbows Trustee receives MBE

Anne-Maria Newham, one of our Trustees, has been awarded with an MBE for services to nursing. 

She received the award last week from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last year. 

Anne-Maria, of Rothley, has been a Clinical Trustee with us for the past eight years supporting our hospice to deliver the very best care for children and young people. 

After receiving the award, Anne-Maria said: “I was thrilled to receive such a prestigious award, especially recognising my contribution to nursing, which I’m proud to be a part of.”

Working as a dedicated nurse for 35 years, Anne-Maria was instrumental in setting up the first children’s intensive care unit in Leicestershire. She is currently an interim CEO in Lincolnshire but will soon be moving back to Leicester Partnership Trust as its Director of Nursing. 

Anne-Maria is no stranger to prestigious accolades and has been awarded two Florence Nightingale scholarships recognising her contribution to nursing leadership. She has also been awarded a fellowship by Winston Churchill Foundation to improve end of life care for patients across Derbyshire. 

As well as being on the Rainbows Board of Trustees, Anne-Maria is a tireless advocate for nursing, volunteering to improve their careers. She is also on the British Journal of Nursing Editorial Board, she is a clinical trustee for ADHD solutions and is an active Soroptimist.