News posted 27 June, 2019

Manchester Royal Infirmary nurse named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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Emily Robertson, Ward Manager at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to Nursing and Older People’s Care in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Emily was born at Saint Mary’s Hospital, which is part of MFT, and grew up nearby in Chorlton. She then trained as a nurse at MRI and qualified in 2008. She worked on the Stroke Unit for eight years where she became Ward Manager and then later moved to Ward 45 where she has been working for the last three years.

Emily’s leadership and passion has created a team culture and environment on the ward which focuses on providing individualised care to elderly patients and patients who are living with dementia. 

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019, published on Saturday 8 June, recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.

In total, 75% of awards in the Birthday Honours List went to people who have undertaken outstanding work in or for their local community. Emily was one of nine nurses nationally to be awarded the British Empire Medal and one of five people from the Greater Manchester area.

Dawn Pike, Director of Nursing at Manchester Royal Infirmary said: “This is an amazing recognition of one of our nurse’s commitment and dedication to providing outstanding patient and family care. The Trust is immensely proud of Emily and her achievements for patients and nursing.”

Emily said: “I am so proud to work for MRI and feel privileged to have the opportunity to try and make a difference for older people in my local community. This award is not just for me it is for all the amazing people who have dedicated their careers to improving older people’s lives in Manchester and I am so happy older people’s care has been recognised in this way.”