NHS campaigner Julie Bailey has dedicated her CBE to her late mother - whose death promoted a campaign to expose the neglect of patients at Stafford Hospital.
Ms Bailey founded the campaign group Cure The NHS after being appalled by the care she witnessed her mother receive at the hospital.
Ms Bailey has been awarded a CBE for her services to the care of older people in the New Year Honours List.
She said: "I am deeply honoured to receive this award as an important acknowledgement of our struggle for a better NHS. I am certain that my mum would be extremely proud of me and it is to her I dedicate not only this award but also our continuing struggle for a safer health service."
Health campaigner, Julie Bailey, told a parliamentary committee earlier today that the public has to fight too hard for public inquiries.
Julie lost her mother, Bella, in the Mid Staffordshire NHS scandal.
Health campaigner, Julie Bailey, has told a parliamentary committee that people who have suffered wrongdoing should not have to fight so hard to get a public inquiry.
She gave evidence at Westminster earlier to a committee looking into the rules surrounding the setting-up of inquiries. Julie Bailey lost her mother, Bella, in the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal and went on to set-up the campaign group, Cure the NHS.
"Cure the NHS" campaigner Julie Bailey has welcomed a police investigation into hundreds of deaths at Stafford Hospital.
Staffordshire Police are looking into around 300 cases where neglect may have contributed to a patient's death.
Julie set up the group Cure the NHS after losing her mum who was a patient at Stafford.
Julie Bailey told ITV Daybreak that small district hospitals "are not the safest of places. They're a thing of the past. They need to be moving forward"
She suggests that they link with bigger training hospitals.
Julie Bailey tells ITV Daybreak her mother's grave was targeted by hate campaigners, after she angered people by exposing the scandal of patient abuse and neglect at Stafford Hospital.
Julie Bailey tells ITV Daybreak about the hate campaign against her after she exposed the scandal of patient abuse and neglect at Stafford Hospital.
NHS campaigner Julie Bailey, who set up Cure the NHS after her mother Bella died at Stafford Hospital in 2007, has said she will ask members of the NHS Commissioning Board to call for their boss' resignation:
The campaign group Cure the NHS are handing in a letter at Downing Street today.
The group, led by Julie Bailey, are demanding that the head of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, resign over the Stafford Hospital scandal.