Health accolade for Berwick's own '˜Angel of the North'
A Berwick woman has won a prestigious award on the eve of her retirement.
Rose Mordy was named Clinician of the Year at the Northumberland Tyne and West NHS Foundation Trust’s staff awards.
Rose, a member of the Berwick older persons community mental health team, retires on Friday.
“To get this award after 47 years is a great way to end my career,” she said.
The award is given to a doctor, nurse, psychologist, allied health professional or other clinically-qualified member of staff who consistently provides high-quality clinical care, while achieving the best outcomes.
The citation read: ‘Rose has served her patients and the NHS with unwavering dedication, quiet, grace and diligence for more than 45 years.
‘A true unsung hero, even after such phenomenal service, she still stands by the need for continual self-improvement. And she does this with sensitivity, thoughtfulness and unshakeable positivity.
‘Rose is now taking well-deserved retirement, having first retired and returned, so great is her sense of duty and commitment to serve.
‘Always there with a wise word, utterly reliable and full of joy, Rose will be sorely missed by her colleagues and patients.
‘She is, as one colleague puts it, their ‘Angel of the North’.