Staff who have made a difference to thousands of patients across Walsall will be in the spotlight this Friday – thanks to Nurses’ Day.
The celebratory event, which falls on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, is an opportunity to acknowledge the commitment, dedication and passion of nurses who work in Walsall Healthcare’s Hospital and Community Services. It has the theme of “Nursing Superheroes” and encourages us to identify who are our nursing heroes. Who has made a difference in your life or inspired you to enter the profession?
Displays and information will be available in the main atrium of the hospital from 11am until 3pm and throughout the day interviews with nurses will be featured on the Trust’s website and across social media. These will include staff from the School Nursing Team and Palliative Care as well as those based on acute hospital wards.
And Walsall Community Choir will be in the main atrium from around 12.30pm in support of the event.
Wendy Lear, Walsall Healthcare Divisional Director of Nursing – Acute, said: “Nursing colleagues really are superheroes in so many people’s eyes.
“Those who go into nursing do so because they really want to make a difference. They work in often challenging situations and environments and have a huge responsibility to ensure they deliver safe, high quality care. They are continually going the extra mile for our patients and their colleagues and deserve to be the centre of attention.
“I know I’ll be applauding and thanking our staff this Nurses’ Day as they continue to work towards our Trust’s Vision of becoming your partners for first class integrated care and I hope others take the time to show their appreciation too.
“I also hope this focus encourages people to consider this worthwhile and rewarding career.”