Friday 12 May marked a day of celebrations across the globe, where people united to show their appreciation for the amazing contribution nurses make to our society, and The Rosary Nursing Home in Mayfield Drive did just that.
The fine bone china was out and there were cakes galore, as well as heart-felt thank you messages penned by residents at the home, which provides nursing and dementia nursing care, in celebration of their own team of modern-day Florence Nightingales.
Following the celebrations, Sally Cirilo, registered nurse, said: “It was great fun and it was very thoughtful – it really made my day.”
Tess Fuentes, also a registered nurse and the home’s deputy manager added: “We all had a wonderful afternoon, full of appreciation and kindness. A lot of thought went into the tea party and all the nurses were so grateful.”
81-year-old resident George Stabbins continued: “I just wanted to say a big thank you for all that the nurses do and they really are an amazing bunch here.”
Fellow resident Linda Jones, 67, said: “It was lovely to show appreciation for our nurses – the tea party was my thank you to them and the wonderful job they do.”
The Sanctuary Care home’s manager Natali Edwards said: “My team of nurses are caring and ever-so talented and work their socks off for our residents, so we really wanted to pull together to put on a lovely celebration just for them as they truly do deserve it.
“The nursing profession is an incredible one and something that every community needs – whether it’s within a nursing home or hospital, we would all be lost without them and it’s fantastic to see International Nurses’ Day getting more and more recognition each year.”
12 May is significant date for the international event – it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the iconic founder of modern day nursing.