Springfield Celebrates International Nurses DayTuesday 16 May 2017
Every May 12th, to mark Florence Nightingale’s birth, we celebrate International Nurses Day, and Springfield Hospital was determined to mark the occasion by giving something back to its nurses, who do so much for the patients in their care. The theme for this year’s Nurses Day was:
A voice to lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
1. Nurses care for others – nurses go into the profession to improve the health of individuals and populations
2. It is the right thing to do – the underlying dynamic is one of human rights and social justice
3. Change is possible – over the last 15 years, there have been enormous strides in reducing extreme poverty, improving access to education and improved water and sanitation.
4. It is our health – these goals affect the health of our communities, families and our own.
Springfield Hospital held a display board in front of the reception to inform staff, visitors, and patients of Florence Nightingale’s extraordinary legacy, and why nurses should be celebrated. The staff were then asked to nominate who their nurse super hero is – the one that goes that extra mile for the patients – with a prize being awarded to the winner.
Meanwhile, the chef at Springfield distributed doughnuts to all the nursing staff, as well as giving them a free desert at lunch, as a special thanks from Springfield to its wonderful nursing team.