Local people can find out more about the enormous contribution nurses have made to the hospital and the NHS over the years as staff across Salisbury District Hospital celebrate International Nurses Day on May 12.
Poster displays highlighting the innovation, quality of care and professionalism of nursing staff across all wards and departments will be on level four of the hospital. There will also be historical photographs showing how services, practices and patient care has developed over the years.
Fiona Hyett, Deputy Director of Nursing said: “International Nurses Day was set up to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale who laid the foundations for modern day nursing today and her commitment, care and compassion strikes a cord with the six key themes that we adhere to now and our own values and behaviours that are key to all our staff here in Salisbury. This is an opportunity to celebrate the very best in nursing and the contribution our nurses make to health services.”
This year people can use social media to celebrate the day and acknowledge the work that all nurses do as part of the care they give to patients. Post a message of support on twitter using the hashtag #thankanurse or #IND2016.
Mrs Hyett added: “While the NHS faces a number of challenges, its staff continue to provide the inspiration and drive that makes the health service what it is today. International Nurses Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate nursing and the pride and passion we have for our NHS, our hospital, and the very best care and treatment that we can give our patients.”