May 12 is International Nurses Day, which commemorates the birth of Florence Nightingale and the contribution of nurses worldwide. The theme of this year’s event is ‘A Voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health.’
With the worst of the pandemic hopefully behind us, it remains important that we acknowledge the vital role that nurses and healthcare staff play, not just at times of acute need, but supporting us in our everyday lives.
Post-pandemic, stories abound about the shortage of nursing and care staff in the health and social care sector. Indeed, the theme of this year’s International Nurses Day calls for an investment in nursing and to strengthen healthcare services around the world.
At The Chiswick, we know that our residents respect and treasure the staff we have and, as employers, we cannot speak highly enough of their importance and the contribution they make here. A nursing home is not just about bricks and mortar, nor the people who live here – it is about the constituent parts that go to make up our little community.
Our staff are a key element in this, not merely employees, but invaluable members of our ‘family’ who help to make The Chiswick community the special entity that it is. We try never to take them for granted and hope that they remain with us for many years to come.
On May 12th we will be celebrating our nursing team and recognising their contribution with a special gift for each of them. We hope you will join us in thanking them for their continuing dedication.