Coinciding with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, International Nurses Day, held on Thursday 12th May, is a day to celebrate nurses and care staff around the world. Residents and staff at Hugh Myddelton care home in Southgate, were happy to get involved by hosting a much deserved tea party.
In 2023, the theme for International Nurses’ Day is Our Nurses. Our Future. The International Council of Nurses is launching a global campaign to set out what it wants for nursing in the future in order to address global health challenges and improve global health for all. International Nurses’ Day is a day to give thanks for the dedication of care givers everywhere, who go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver extraordinary care and support.
Jade Shea, General Manager at the home, said: “At Hugh Myddelton, our nurses and staff are hard-working, dedicated, and passionate about caring for others, and that compassion and commitment has shone through even more over the past year. They continue to work tirelessly, and I’m proud of the professionalism and duty of care they uphold. All their efforts are focused on delivering the best possible care for our residents, so it’s nice to take this time to show our appreciation in return. It is also lovely to celebrate our residents who were nurses themselves and thank them for all the hard work they did during their careers.”
Rosa, Resident Ambassador who lives at Hugh Myddelton, also had a lovely speech as appreciation of all the hard work that our nurses and carers do on a daily basis, she also said: “I know how tiring the job is, even more so these days –The staff here spend so much time and energy looking after us, it’s been lovely to show just how much we appreciate them, they do a smashing job.”