Held on the same day every year, on the birthday of the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale, it is a chance for nurses to get together with colleagues to take time to remember the work they do as well as to talk to people about why nursing is so important.
All week in the lead up to the day, RCN NW members have been out in workplaces across the region to help celebrate as follows:
Thursday 9th May
- Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital
Friday 10th May
- Aintree Hospital
- 9am-4pm, Preston Rugby Club, Lightfoot Green Lane, PR4 0AP.
- From 10am, Education Centre & mezzanine, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.
- 9:30am-4pm, outside Costa, Royal Blackburn Hospital.
To help ‘get this party started’ people from across the UK are urged to pick a tune from the Royal College of Nursing’s Spotify playlist to mark the unbelievable contribution nurses make.
We are asking people to join the celebration and show the care nurses give is ‘more than a feeling’ and they will continue to dedicate themselves to their patients even when they are ‘under pressure.’
Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, Dame Donna Kinnair said:
“Every day nurses do extraordinary work for all of their patients, often going the extra mile to ensure patients receive the care they deserve.
“Nurses' day is a chance for the thousands of nurses working across the UK to come together to celebrate being part of one of the greatest professions.
“The day is the chance to celebrate the amazing work nurses do, take time to celebrate and talk to people about why nursing is so important and hopefully inspire others to become nurses themselves.”
The resources to help celebrate nurses day can be found here