Dedicated Research Retires after Four Decades of Nursing

5th March 2024

South Eastern Trust Research Nurse, Gail Young, who is based at the Ulster Hospital, has retired after an incredible 42 years of dedicated service to the nursing profession.

Beginning her remarkable journey in 1982 in the Infectious Diseases Department at Belvoir Park Hospital, Gail embarked on a career of compassion, skill and commitment to patient care. She quickly became known for her expertise and compassion in the care she provided to her patients.

Over the years, Gail’s career spanned many specialties, including Emergency Care, Respiratory and Gastroenterology, where her skills continued to positively impact many lives.

In 2016, Gail joined the Research & Development Team at the Ulster Hospital where she played an instrumental role in expanding access to innovative treatments and research for Gastroenterology patients. Through her work in clinical research, Gail helped facilitate opportunities for patients to participate in cutting-edge trials, contributing significantly to advancements in patient care.

Reflecting on her career, Gail said, “Throughout my nursing career it has been a privilege to work alongside such amazing colleagues. Working in clinical research has been a deeply fulfilling experience, allowing me to witness first-hand the impact that research has on patients. I am grateful to have played a role in expanding access to innovative treatments and improving care. Thank you to everyone who has been part of my nursing journey over the years, I am looking forward to the next chapter.”

Research Nurse Manager, Stephanie Kelly expressed her thanks to Gail for her many years of service and added, “Throughout her career, Gail has demonstrated excellence and compassion, earning the admiration and respect of colleagues and patients. Gail’s retirement marks the end of an era. She has been a dedicated member of the Research Team and her tireless commitment to advancing patient care through clinical research has been truly remarkable. We wish her all the best in her retirement.”