Honours for retired surgeon, boxer and teacher

PROFESSOR John Wallwork, who performed Europe’s first successful heart-lung transplant at Papworth Hospital, has been made CBE in The Queen’s New Year Honours.

The professor of cardiothoracic surgery, who retired from his post at Papworth Hospital last July, was recognised for his services to healthcare.

The 64-year-old, who lives in Trumpington, is credited with ensuring the specialist heart and lung hospital’s place in history books and helping make it the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre.

Other Cambridgeshire people to receive honours include Dr Paul Zollinger-Read, former chief executive of NHS Cambridgeshire, who has become a CBE for services to the NHS, the former boxer Dave ‘Boy’ Green, who has done extensive charitable work with the Pidley Mountain Rescue Club, MBE for charitable services, former Hinchingbrooke School teacher Mike Baker, from Ellington, who is a Liberal Democrat Huntingdonshire District Councillor, MBE for services to the community, and Dr Carrie Herbert, who founded anti-bullying charity Red Balloon, MBE, for services to education.