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Complementary therapy coordinator receives MBE

Congratulations to Keith Hunt, complementary therapy coordinator at the Royal Free London (NHS), who is to be awarded an MBE as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2012.

People from across the United Kingdom receive Honours in recognition of outstanding achievement and service to society.

Keith started a complementary therapy service for patients at the Royal in 1992, as a voluntary massage service for referred cancer patients. Twenty years on, he has expanded the service considerably and is now the complementary therapies coordinator and leads a team of qualified therapists, including permanent staff and volunteers.

In 2010/11, the team provided more than 21,000 treatments for both patients and staff at the Royal – the youngest being 5 years old and the eldest 101 – a clear indication of the extraordinary, wide-ranging appeal of complementary therapy.

For more information about the complementary therapy service at the Royal Free, click here

To read an article about Keith’s work, published in Freestyle (May 2005), a newsletter produced by the Royal Free, click here

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