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Good Hope Hospital librarian Cecily Gilbert picks up a BEM in New…

4 Jan 14

A DEDICATED bookworm who has served patients from Lichfield for five decades has picked up a top award in the New Year’s Honours list.

Cecily Gilbert from Four Oaks has received the British Empire Medal for services to the community, for her work running Good Hope Hospital’s library for more than 50 years.
The service, which was originally started by her mother just after the Second World War, helps patients ‘escape’ from their time in hospital with…

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