International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on the 12th of May every year because it’s the anniversary of the birthday of one of history's famous nurses, Florence Nightingale.
So today, my colleagues and I take this opportunity to celebrate and recognise the work that our nursing staff do every day, and the incredibly important role that they play in our Homes. They are special team members who go over and above to care for our consumers, and we thank them for it.
Recent times have definitely highlighted the important role nurses and care workers play in keeping our consumers healthy.
On behalf of St Basil’s Homes NSW/ACT I’d like to express our appreciation for our nurses' compassion, optimism and kindness, and reaffirm that their daily actions do not go unnoticed.
To our nurses - thank you, thank you, thank you!