In many cases, I have been asked to use my gilding skills for continuity purposes. Such purposes could include the updating of names on existing boards. In these situations, I would use my craft to copy the style of lettering used by previous signwriters.

In the case of Cappagh Hospital, where the objective was to honour the Orthopaedic Trainers, a new board was designed from start to finish by names were applied in gold leaf and continue to be updated annually, where they are displayed in the Lady Martin Auditorium, at Cappagh Hospital.

Client testimonials read well.

Ms Anne Darbey is known to me and my colleagues at The National Orthopaedic Hospital,
Cappagh, for many years.
It is a matter of great pride for national trainees in Orthopaedics and Anaesthetics, to find their
names placed upon the Prize Boards in the Foyer of the Lady Martin Auditorium; indeed it is more
important than the accompanying medal or certificate, as Anne’s work in adding the trainees names
is seen by all visitors in perpetuity.
In the last 18 months we have added a new prize board, to honour Orthopaedic Surgeon Trainers,
and this board incorporated a multi-coloured crest, which Anne faithfully reproduced, and has been
praised by all who see it on our walls.
For many years, the National Orthopaedic Hospital at Cappagh has been lucky to be visited by many
invited world-famous surgeons, all of whom have advanced orthopaedic surgery globally. It has
been commented by some visitors, on viewing our Speaker Boards, that they have not been able to
entice such pre-eminent speakers to their own conferences. Our Guest Speaker boards, updated
annually by Anne, tell of our standing as an Orthopaedic teaching hospital at an international level.
In summary, Anne Darbey’s skilful work hangs proudly around the walls of the Lecture Theatre in
The National Orthopaedic Hospital at Cappagh.

Ursula Gormally
Academic Administrator
The National Orthopaedic Hospital