Today, on Tuesday 12th May, nurses and midwives in hospitals in Brighton and Haywards Heath are celebrating International Nurses Day.
Reusable water bottles and hampers filled with tea bags, biscuits and hand cream are being delivered to each ward at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) to mark the occasion to say thank you and celebrate the vital role nursing and midwifery staff play.
The water bottles were supplied by BSUH Charity using funds raised by donations from local supporters. Charity Director, Sarah Tasker said:
“International Nurses Day is an opportunity for the whole community to say thanks to the nurses and midwives who care for our community at every stage in their lives. We’ve recently received lots of donations from supporters to thank our dedicated staff so being able to provide re-useable water bottles and treats at this time to support their well-being needs is a perfect opportunity to do just that.”
Carolyn Morrice, Chief Nurse, said:
“I want to celebrate International Nurses Day and say a huge thank you to all of the nursing and midwifery staff for everything that you have done, not just in recent weeks but every single day.
“This year marks the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. I am so proud to be a nurse and to have the privilege to work with such a talented and committed community of nurses and midwives here at BSUH.
“You do extraordinary things for the people that you care for every day. BSUH would be nothing without people like you who work selflessly and tirelessly, day in and day out, to make sure that our patients can all access vital care whenever they need it.
“You should be very proud. Thank you.”