Mercy Ships Trustee honoured by Queen

Mercy Ships Trustee honoured by Queen

Mercy Ships UK is delighted to announce that our trustee Ann Gloag will be honoured by the Queen in the New Year 2019 honours list.

Ann’s commitment to nursing (20 years of service) business and charity are second to none.

Ann Gloag said. “I am humbled and grateful to receive this Honour. Never in my wildest dreams growing up in a council house in Perth did I think this would ever happen.

“I am pleased the Honour mentions my nursing as what I learned as a nurse, dealing with people from all walks of life, helped me succeed in business and has been the cornerstone of my charitable work.”

With Mercy Ships, Ann works towards the eradication of diseases of poverty and to change the odds for the world’s poorest people. In low-income countries, nine out of ten people have no access to basic surgical care. For them, healthcare is simply not an option, either because it doesn’t exist or it is completely inaccessible. Lack of access to safe and affordable surgery often leads to complications, lifelong disability or death. Ann has served on the Mercy Ships UK and International boards for over a decade and was instrumental in the launch of the Africa Mercy – Mercy Ships floating hospital

Ann has also set up her own charitable foundation, the Gloag Foundation, which supports projects that have transformed women’s health services in Africa and supported hundreds of charities around the world help those most in need.

The staff, board and supporters of Mercy Ships UK would like to congratulate Ann on becoming Dame Ann Gloag.