Manchester nurse named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Emily Robertson, Ward Manager at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) and member of our Greater Manchester Dementia United Delirium Working Group, 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.