Co-workers pay tribute to Anne
CO-WORKERS have paid tribute to Anne Gilbey, 53, who died in a local traffic incident last week.
Ms Gilbey was found lying on the side of Dairyville Road at Upper Orara after being allegedly struck by a car while out jogging.
David Basso, on behalf of staff of the Mid North Coast Local Health District released a statement expressing sadness at the loss of their friend and colleague.
"Anne was a well-respected staff member by both medical and nursing peers and had been a long standing member of our health service community for many years," the statement read.
"She was recognised for her expertise and knowledge particularly in her area of interest of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine and will be a great loss to us and the community we support.
"As a registered nurse, Anne was committed to improving clinical knowledge and services.
"She was a member of a number of professional organisations in relation to her nursing career including as an executive member of the Australian Orthopaedic Nurses Association and had currently been working on the musculoskeletal network established through the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation.
"As part of this network Anne was involved with writing and dedicating many hours to the development of the curriculum for the Australian College of Nursing.
"Anne would assist in the hospital fracture clinic in her own time as part of her great passion for orthopaedics.
"Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time."