Honour for Margaret’s service to healthcare

Margaret Mitchell, who will be awarded her MBE in March.
Margaret Mitchell, who will be awarded her MBE in March.

An NHS Community nurse from Forfar has been awarded an MBE for services to healthcare with NHS Tayside.

Margaret Mitchell, who is also lead of the Stroke Liaison Team, has spent the past 45 years in nursing and in recent years has been involved in the care of stroke sufferers in Tayside.

She graduated with a BSC (Hons) degree and an MSC in nursing and was the senior charge nurse when the stroke unit at Ninewells was opened.

On receiving the award, Margaret, who lives in Forfar, said: “I feel very humble but extremely honoured to be receiving such a prestigious award for doing a job I love.

“I have been closely involved in caring for stroke patients and I am now acting clinical co-ordinator for brain injury rehabilitation work in Tayside, helping provide ongoing support for stroke survivors.

“The results of a stroke can have a devastating effect on a person’s health, but they all show a real determination to recover and get as much normal life back as possible.

“To see them achieve their goal is stunning and to be able to assist them along the difficult road is something which I have found truly an inspiration.”

Margaret will collect her MBE at Buckingham Palace in March with husband Bill and sons Michael and Jonathan.