01 January 2013
Professor Bhupinder Sandhu awarded OBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours
Professor Bhupinder Sandhu, paediatric gastroenterologist at
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children has been honoured for her
services to children's medicine in the Queen's New Year's
Professor Sandhu has worked at the children's hospital for
nearly 25 years. She came to England from India in 1963 and had to
study in her own time to gain the qualifications she needed to read
medicine at university.
She has been responsible for establishing and developing the
paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition unit at the hospital,
dealing with complicated nutritional and gastrointestinal diseases.
The unit team now includes three consultants and serves the South
West population of over 5.5million people as a tertiary referral
unit for gastroenterological problems in children and holds
outreach clinics from Truro to Swindon.
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