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17/06/23

Rhona Baillie Chief Executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice Honoured with OBE

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The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is delighted to announce that its Chief Executive, Rhona Baillie, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her exceptional contributions to the field of palliative care and her efforts in expanding the reach and impact of the charity.

Rhona Baillie has been an integral part of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice since 2005, leading the organisation with unwavering commitment and a vision to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. Under her transformative leadership, the hospice has experienced tremendous growth and has become a beacon of hope for individuals facing life-limiting illnesses.

Throughout her tenure, she has focused on expanding the charity's services, ensuring that individuals in need receive the highest standard of palliative and end-of-life care. Under her leadership, the hospice has grown exponentially, positively impacting the lives of a great number of patients and their families.

Rhona Baillie's visionary leadership has been instrumental in establishing strategic partnerships, fostering collaborations, and securing vital funding to support the growth and sustainability of the charity. Her innovative approach has resulted in the development of new programmes and initiatives, enabling the hospice to offer comprehensive and personalised support to patients, as well as extending its reach beyond the confines of the Hospice walls.

Thanks to Rhona Baillie's tireless efforts, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has become a centre of excellence for palliative care, recognised nationally and internationally for its pioneering approach.

Rhona Baillie commented, "I am incredibly honoured and humbled to receive this OBE, which I share with the dedicated team at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. Their steadfast commitment and compassion have been the driving force behind our growth and success.  This is very much a team honour and together, we will continue to innovate and expand our services, ensuring that we make a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve. 

"I would also like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all those who have supported the construction of our new hospice, as well as those who have generously given their time, effort, and financial assistance. It is thanks to their unwavering support and the dedicated efforts of the entire team for the £21 million capital appeal that the Hospice has become the place of loving care that it is today."

The Right Honourable Lord Provost of Glasgow, Jacqueline McLaren, said: “I was delighted to hear that Rhona has been recognised for this thoroughly deserved honour. Her many years of service and dedication at Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has been truly outstanding. Rhona’s contribution to the development and delivery of palliative care in the West of Scotland and Glasgow in particular is a testament to Rhona’s wealth of experience in end of life care, supporting terminally ill patients and their families through a very difficult time. I send my heartfelt congratulations to Rhona on her OBE."

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