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Celebrating International Nurses Day

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International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated around the world each year on 12th May. The date itself has a strong historical significance, as it is the birthday of perhaps the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.

The production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day resources and evidence is used to help commemorate this important day each year. The International Council of Nurses is operated by nurses and leads nurses internationally, with the organisation working to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally.

Each year a theme is chosen to celebrate the day, this year being “Nurses – A Voice to Lead Health for All”.

Posters can be downloaded from: https://www.icn.ch/what-we-do/campaigns/international-nurses-day

The Royal College of Nursing are also celebrating the day. Follow #InternationalNursesDay on social media and show your support via: https://twibbon.com/Support/nurses-day-2019

Nurses work across a wide range of specialities, in a variety of settings, from hospitals, private clinics, schools, community, care homes, nursing care facilities, hospices, prisons, the military, to industry and third sector organisations to name but a few.

On this International Nurses Day, Sunday 12th May, we want to extend a hand of thanks and appreciation, celebrating all our wonderful nurses, who work hard every day, always putting their patients first.

collage of two members of bbuk staff nurses

On the left, our Service Manager/Specialist Nurse, Karen. To the right, one of our Children’s Specialist Nurses, Fiona.

It is not uncommon to hear a nurse say “we are just doing our job”.

Nurses in many different areas, provide healthcare services, monitor and support patient progress, educate patients, their families, carers and others regarding their health condition as well as providing basic day-to-day care. It is important to also acknowledge that many nurses also work with people in good health, promoting healthy lifestyle choices promoting independent living and providing individuals with actionable advice on how to live longer and healthier lives. This is why International Nurses Day is an important date to be celebrated, as it highlights the remarkable work nurses do, everywhere, every day across the world.

No matter how difficult the days may get, never forget the reason you became a nurse.

– Florence Nightingale

International Nurses Day is a day for nurses all over the world, to celebrate what a fabulous job they do.

Disabled Living is the umbrella charity for the services Bladder & Bowel UK, Equipz, Kidz to Adultz Exhibitions, Training, and Redbank House. There are a number of nurses, working across the organisation, as part of a wider multidisciplinary and professional team, providing services to many people throughout the country and further afield.

Each of the nurses have their own individual characteristics, skills and expertise. They are proud of the work that they are able to do, as well as working for a charity, which has a long-standing history of over 121 years, of providing support and care.

The values and passion of nursing is evident across the organisation, with all staff consistently rising to the challenges of the changing health and social care environment.

International Nurses Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate across the organisation together with our clinical and non clinical colleagues.


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