Flowers, doughnuts and a ‘digital takeover’ are all being used to celebrate Nurse Heroes on an International Nurses Day with a difference at Morris Care on Tuesday 12 May.
The leading care provider has delivered the tokens of appreciation to its six Nursing Homes in Shropshire and Cheshire, with a personal thank you note from CEO, Lucy Holl.
Across the world, the valued contribution of Nurses is celebrated annually on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth in 1820. It promised to be a big year as the World Health Organisation designated 2020 ‘International Year of the Nurse’ to mark the 200th anniversary of Nightingale’s birth.
To mark the extra special year, Morris Care has launched a week-long ‘Nurses Takeover’ on its website www.morriscare.co.uk and across its social media channels. This will include celebrating in pictures and profiles some of the frontline nursing staff with reasons why they are so special to the team at Morris Care. The website will be featuring a special perspective and thank you video from Lucy Holl, together with a feature exploring how nursing in a nursing home demands a special kind of nurse who not only possesses all the right caring skills but the ability to build lasting relationships with residents too.
“This year has certainly brought its own set of challenges, but our Nurses been never been more appreciated and praised. Finally, they have the spotlight they deserve. Our teams are fully protected with all the relevant PPE to allow them to continue to excel at what they do. These Nurses are insightful, skilled and sensitive and most importantly they stand together, united in continuing to care so compassionately for the elderly and vulnerable during the impact of the Coronavirus,” Lucy Holl added.
“Our Nurses have demonstrated staying power and resilience and that’s why we recognise them today and every day as true Heroes. We would like to say Happy International Nurses Day to our outstanding team.”