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Nursing appreciation shown

An annual tradition recently continued at Millicent and District Hospital when its 100+ nursing and carer contingent were personally thanked for their efforts by senior management.

Acting executive officer and director of nursing Sally Milsom called into the acute wards, operating theatres and Sheoak Lodge aged care facility for face to face conversations.

Every nurse was presented with a chocolate bar and a personal message from regional director of nursing and midwifery Michelle de Wit.

Some off-duty staff members gathered in the dining room to hear greetings via skype from Ms de Wit and their fellow nurses and carers at hospitals across the region.

Nurses also enjoyed a slice of Black Forest cake baked by Andy’s Bakery.

Nurses at Boneham Aged Care Services in Millicent were also acknowledged on International Nurses Day.

International Nurses and Midwives Day is an annual observance held around May 12 that commemorates the birth in 1820 of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

The event, established in 1974 by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), also serves to highlight the important role nurses fulfill in health care.

Each year the ICN commemorates International Nurses and Midwives Day with the production and distribution of promotional and educational materials.

These materials are intended in part to emphasize the dedicated and innovative work performed by nurses worldwide, which is vital not only to the improvement of patient health but also to the advancement of health care on national and international levels.

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