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Director of Midwifery awarded MBE for New Year’s Honours

31 December 2021

Victoria Cochrane, Director of Midwifery, has been awarded a most prestigious MBE for years of service in midwifery and for outstanding service to the community.

Victoria Cochrane, Director of Midwifery has been awarded a most prestigious MBE for years of service in midwifery and for outstanding service to the community. This will have a long-term, significant impact and stand out as a shining example to others in this field. 

Vicki has been a midwife in the NHS for 19 years. Throughout her career, she has also worked in senior leadership and management positions—including her role as Director of Midwifery and Gynaecology at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Co-chair of the Trust’s Women’s Network, and Cultural Safety Champion in maternity services.

Lesley Watts, CEO of the Trust said: “Vicki Cochrane has been our Director of Midwifery for three years and has many years of service in midwifery, heading up midwifery and maternity services across both hospital sites. I’ve seen her go from strength to strength, overseeing many CQC visits with outstanding results.

“Vicki is a true expert in her field and I’m incredibly proud of her. I am delighted that she has been recognised for her commitment, professionalism and leadership. This prestigious award is a testimony to all her hard work.”

This is a great achievement for Vicki and we’re delighted for her.

We wish all our patients, families and staff a very happy New Year.