Published: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
National hospital’s HDU manager becomes a Member of the Order of the British Empire
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is proud to announce that their High Dependency Unit Manager and Senior Charge Nurse, Janette Gilbert, has been recognised as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
The news broke when the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2012 was published. Janette was awarded the MBE ‘for services to Nursing and to Vulnerable People in Ayrshire’.
Janette, who lives in Troon, has been nursing for 26 years and has worked at the Golden Jubilee since 2008. As well as working full time, Janette regularly volunteers to help those who need it most.
The MBE recognises Janette’s career in nursing, as well as her tireless efforts for several Christian and non-Christian charity groups in Ayrshire who provide vital support for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. Janette devotes her weekends to helping homeless European fishermen through the Fisherman’sMissioncharity and will spend her summer holidays working with the CLAN youth group.
In April this year, Janette travelled toSouth Sudanas part of a Medic Assist International medical team to provide much needed medical assistance and equipment to the people of Yei and the surrounding area.
Speaking after the list was announced, Janette said: “I feel extremely humbled to receive this award. As a Christian, I strongly believe that everything I do, I do for God. I’m very privileged in my role as a nurse to be in a position to help so many people. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues and friends who have supported my work, in particular those who put me forward for this honour.”
Shona Chaib, Nurse Director at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, added: “We are delighted for Janette. She is extremely deserving of this honour as she devotes so much of her time, both in and out of work, to helping others. There really couldn’t be someone more worthy of this tribute.”
Janette will travel to London in October to receive her MBE at Buckingham Palace.