Community NHS Trust celebrates International Nurses’ Day 2017

Community NHS Trust celebrates International Nurses’ Day 2017
18 May 2017

To mark International Nurses’ Day 2017, members of staff from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust came together to share why they are proud to be, and work with nurses.

The Partnership Trust, which provides community health and social care services across Staffordshire and community health care services across Stoke-on-Trent, held a special tea party event for all staff to celebrate the nursing profession.

During the event, staff enjoyed home-made ‘Nurses’ Day’ cakes and shared their experience of working as, and with, nurses in the community.

Partnership Trust Director of Nursing and Quality, Rose Goodwin, said: “I have been a nurse for 39 years and I am very proud to be part of the wonderful profession. Every year on the 12 May, nurses across the world celebrate Nurses’ Day and Florence Nightingale’s date of birth.

“During the tea party I spoke to many staff who told of why they were proud to be a nurse and why they were proud of our Trust nurses. Their passion and commitment to providing the best possible care to our service users and patients is inspiring.”

Members of staff from across the Partnership Trust said:

I am proud to be a nurse because every day is different and every day I feel I make a difference to people’s lives; whether it be patients, families, carers or my wonderful colleagues who are on the same journey striving to make a difference too!”

Vicky Campbell, Lead Community Respiratory Nurse Specialist

“I am proud to be a nurse because it is a profession where you can be part of other’s lives and you can make such a difference. The relationship with patients and their families is priceless and a privilege. I am proud of being part of the nursing family and all it does.”

Caroline Llewellyn, Professional Head of Nursing

 I am proud of the nurses at the Partnership Trust because I have seen first-hand the amazing care and compassion they have for patients. They always put others first and work tirelessly to nurse people back to health.”

Laura Davies, Senior Project Manager

In recognition of International Nurses’ Day the Community Trust has been running a campaign to support the health and wellbeing of homeless people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Staff have donated blankets to local homeless support groups and charities through the ‘wrapped up in our care’ campaign. Blankets will be presented to the charities over the coming weeks.