May 12, 2017
Each year, around the world, International Nurses Day is celebrated on this date, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, to highlight the enormous contribution made by nurses to the health and wellbeing of patients everywhere.
Care UK will mark this year’s celebrations by sending each of its secondary care team nurses, healthcare assistants and allied healthcare colleagues a thank you card containing a message of thanks for their caring and professionalism. The card will also contain a special shopping trolley token.
Lesley Boler, Queens Nurse and Care UK’s head of governance and quality for Secondary Care, said: “Our colleagues are deeply committed to delivering first class care to patients in our treatment centres the length and breadth of the country.
“We know by the feedback we receive from patients and their relatives that our teams work towards and succeed in combining skill, compassion and humour and our patients tell us they find that the best possible tonic.
“We chose the trolley token because it is not only very useful but each time our colleagues go shopping they will be reminded of just how valued they are by Care UK and the NHS patients we support.”
Lesley and a group of Care UK nurses will be attending a service to celebrate the life and work of Florence Nightingale at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 17 May.
Lesley explained: “Each treatment centre has been allocated several tickets and each hospital director will decide whether to allocate them to colleagues who have gone the extra mile for their patients or they may hold a draw to see who will attend the service to represent their colleagues.
“Nearly one in three people employed by Care UK’s Secondary Care division is a nurse and another 10 per cent are healthcare associates. I am delighted we will be able to have these caring professionals represented by their colleagues at a service to mark the work of the person who revolutionised nursing.”
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