The Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care is delighted that Professor Louise Rose has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the NHS during COVID-19. Professor Rose is a Professor of Critical Care Nursing and Head of the Applied Technologies for Clinical Care Division within the Faculty.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Rose set up the Life Lines project in March 2020 with Dr Joel Meyer. Dr Meyer, an intensive care consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, was also made an MBE in the New Year Honours List.
I am very proud to be receiving this incredible honour. I set up Life Lines with Dr Joel Meyer at the start of the pandemic to reunite intensive care patients with their families and loved ones. This award also recognises the large number of people across many organisations, including philanthropic funders and industry partners, that made Life Lines possible.– Professor Louise Rose
Life Lines created a secure virtual visiting platform for families whose loved ones were in intensive care units. The project was made possible through a collaboration with Michael Paquet, the CEO of Aetonix, who created the secure online platform used by Life Lines.
Life Lines has supported more than 135,000 virtual visits and over 1 million call minutes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 1,400 4G enabled Android devices have also been provided to 180 NHS hospitals across the UK. Life Lines continues to develop and evaluate digital solutions to support patients, families and clinical teams throughout the intensive care journey.
Professor Rose has over 25 years of clinical intensive care and research experience in England, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
To learn more about Life Lines, listen to Professor Rose in discussion with Professor Dame Anne Marie Rafferty, Professor of Nursing Policy at King's: