Published on: Thursday 03 May 2018 at 09:54
We are celebrating International Nurses Day 2018 on Saturday 12th May!
St Clare Hospice is celebrating International Nurses’ Day on Saturday 12th May 2018.
The globally recognised day is celebrated every year on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the founder of modern nursing, as a tribute to the work that nurses do year-round.
St Clare currently employs a total of 25 nurses, with roles in their Inpatient Unit, Day Therapy service, Hospice at Home and Community Specialist Palliative Care teams. Altogether, St Clare nurses work a total of over 5,000 days per year at the Hospice, providing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to patients and their families.
Carolanne Brannan, St Clare Hospice’s Director of Patient Care, who is also a Registered Nurse herself, said:
“Celebrating International Nurses’ Day is a wonderful way to honour the invaluable work that our nurses do here at St Clare each and every day. Having been recently appointed Director of Patient Care, I can already see the dedication and compassion they bring to their roles, caring for people and their families holistically, and ensuring that every person who visits St Clare has a warm and peaceful experience.”
“Nurses across the globe deserve the recognition and praise that International Nurses’ Day offers. Although it is such a rewarding role, it does, of course, present its own challenges that are tough to deal with. Nurses are out there every day, changing lives and looking after people who need care and support. This year, we should all take a moment or two to think about our gratitude for a nurse who has helped us, or one of our loved ones.”
St Clare Hospice is encouraging supporters to celebrate a nurse who made a difference to them, using the 2018 theme, #ThisNurse, as selected by the Royal College of Nursing.
For more information about International Nurses’ Day, visit: www.rcn.org.uk/nurses-day
To find out more about the work of St Clare Hospice, visit: www.stclarehospice.org.uk/care