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, 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.
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:
We want his [Sir David Nicholson's] resignation, if not his sacking.
He has brought the NHS into disrepute.
We are planning to lobby members of the board to call for him to resign.