Friday 12 May 2023 marked International Nurses Day!
For those who are not familiar with this international celebration, the day coincides with the anniversary of the birth of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, who is recognised as the founder of modern day nursing, and known for her care and compassion across the world.
We have a variety of great nurses working for our Trust, all from different pathways and backgrounds, and we want this year’s International Nurses Day to be all about them, as we believe it’s their time to shine, not just because of the recent challenging times, but also because of the commitment and excellent care they provide daily, and the impact they have on the lives of so many.
A thank you from our nursing leaders
'Nursing the world to health' - a poem by our amazing nurses
This year, we want to showcase all our nurses’ diverse talents and expertise to both the public and to those considering nursing as a career.
Regardless of their nursing role, from safeguarding, mental health, learning disability, children’s services, to infection control, nursing associates, support workers, student nurses and even returning nurses – everyone in our amazing nursing family, we wanted to hear about their nursing career! We want to know what made them want to become a nurse, their typical working day and what inspiring words they would give to someone considering a career in nursing.
You can read our nurses' amazing, personal stories below, from recent nurses to those who have been in the industry for many years and we hope they inspire you to consider a career in nursing!