NNUH nurses celebrate International Nurses’ Day

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) will be celebrating International Nurses Day this year to recognise the amazing caring work nurses do and the pride they take in their profession.

NNUH will be marking International Nurses Day and International Midwives Day with a range of activities and events to celebrate the remarkable difference that nurses make.

As part of the celebrations Ruth May, Regional Chief Nurse will give a talk on nursing values and this will be followed by David Prior, former Chairman of the Trust, now Chairman for the Care Quality Commission who will speak on the changing role of nursing in our hospitals.

There will also be displays about Career Opportunities, Apprenticeships, Continuous Professional Development and the Edith Cavell Foundation and a display of how nurses uniforms have changed over the years.

Emma McKay, Director of Nursing at the NNUH said: “International Nurses' Day gives us a great opportunity to celebrate what is great about the nursing and midwifery professions, and our role in helping and supporting patients and their families and carers. It also gives us an opportunity to showcase nursing as a career that makes a real difference and has a huge range of exciting opportunities.”

International Nurses Day is a global celebration of nursing and nurses, taking place on 12 May every year, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. International Midwives Day is formally marked on 5th May.

Tuesday 7th of May 2013 03:00:11 PM