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Royal Free boss Sir David Sloman knighted at Buckingham Palace

'It's a huge honour to be recognised in this way', says hospital chief

20 April, 2017 — By Tom Foot

THE top boss of the Royal Free has been knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke of Cambridge gave the honour to Sir David Sloman yesterday (Wednesday). Sir David – who was named in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list for services to the NHS – wore a top hat to the investiture ceremony. He said: “It’s a huge honour to have been recognised in this way. It has been my privilege to work for the NHS alongside some of the most dedicated and committed staff who are delivering the very best care to patients.”

The 56-year-old from Cardiff, who earns £240,000 a year from the NHS, was also the former chief executive of the Whittington Hospital.


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