Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) member Professor Dan Clark has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for services to clinical engineering, particularly during Covid-19.
Dan, who is head of clinical engineering at Nottingham University Hospitals, is a former treasurer of NLS where he, wife Gill and daughters Jessie and Hattie are active members.
The Nottingham University Hospitals website describes Dan’s incredible work responding to the coronavirus, both locally and nationally, which led to the award. You can read the article here.
Dr Keith Girling, medical director at the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, said: “This is a fantastic tribute to Dan’s incredible career in which he has dedicated himself to improving care for patients through his work in clinical engineering.
“Dan’s work through the Covid-19 pandemic has been exceptional both in the Trust and nationally and it is excellent to see it being recognised in this way.’
Dan said: “I am truly shocked and humbled to receive this award. It’s been a difficult year, for sure, but also one where I’ve continuously been inspired by the team around me. Their response to the challenges has been simply incredible and it is their skill, their effort and their courage that is really being recognised in this award.
“I’ve always been passionate about the benefits that technology brings to patient care and proud to play a small part in the team improving healthcare through innovation.
“This year, more than ever before, I’ve seen the value of engineers, scientists and technologists to ensure our clinical colleagues can deliver the care patients need. I’ve never been prouder of the work we all do.”
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