When celebrating the King’s birthday in The Netherlands, it is usual to knight those people who achieved an outstanding performance for society.
On April 25, the last office day before the King’s birthday, Mayors throughout The Netherlands honour those people in a familiar place for them. This was also the case in Leiden, where Mayor Lenferink presented Hilda Wieberneit, PAE Board member and president of Pijn Platform Nederland, the title “Knight of the order of Oranje Nassau”.
He did this by saying the following words:
Mrs. Wieberneit-Tolman is very active in the field of Pain Management. From 1988 till now Mrs. Wieberneit is a volunteer in the foundation “Pijn-Hoop” existing of members with a limitation because of chronic pain. In 1991 she became the secretary of the Dutch Pain Society, the former “Vereniging ter Bestudering van Pijn”. From 1999 till 2005 she was co-founder and policy employee with the “Stichting Samenwerkingsverband Pijn disciplines / het platform pijn en pijn bestrijding”.
In 2004 she was the initiator of the quarterly magazine “PijnPeriodiek”. In 2008 she was the founder of the foundation “Stichting Pijn Platform Nederland”. She became the director of that foundation. In that capacity she was one of the co founders of Pain Alliance Europe.
Mrs. H. Wieberneit- Tolman
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