Today (Wednesday 12 May) is International Nurses Day which commemorates the birth of Florence Nightingale and the outstanding contribution of nurses both in the UK and around the world.
Here, at The Chiswick, we want to add our sincere gratitude to our nursing and healthcare staff. Centre Director, Steve Winter, said:
“This year, International Nurses Day has particular significance. Nurses have been on the frontline during this pandemic and have had to face some real, never before seen, challenges.
The dedication and hard work from our clinical team has helped us to get through this difficult time. I know that our residents, their families and friends and the rest of the Chiswick ‘family’ would like to join me in extending our thanks and appreciation on this special day.”
Each of our Nurses has received our own special thank you of a ‘Goodie Bag’ of items, a nurse practice reflection diary, and opportunities to attend briefing sessions run by partners at Kingston University that will help and educate our team on ways that they can look after their own mental health with care and compassion – at a time that continues to be a real challenge to healthcare professionals across the world.”