Timeline:

5th March 2019
' Nominations open '
26th April 2019
' Nominations close '
24th June 2019
' Shortlist announced '
10th July 2019
' Awards ceremony '

Mary Robertson, South Petherton Community Hospital League of Friends

LAA-SW-Mary Robertson, South Petherton Community Hospital League of Friends

South West

Mary Robertson joined South Petherton Community Hospital as Ward Sister in 1975, became Matron in 1977, and Hospital Manager in 1988.

Mary was Chairman of the League of Friends when the old hospital was condemned. With her colleague Dorothy Hudson they waged an ultimately successful local drive to create a new hospital dedicated to stroke rehabilitation and community care.

Mary continues to be an inspiration to staff at the hospital and further afield and is much loved in the community.

Nominated by: Marcus Fysh MP