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Avery Nurses Commended on International Nurses Day

The World Health Organisation has bestowed 2020 as International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, which coincides with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, widely considered as the founder of modern nursing, on 12th May.

A date of significant meaning in the nursing profession, 12th May is also designated International Nurses Day, observed around the world each year to mark the contributions that nurses make to society. With the current pandemic being a timely reminder of the important role nurses play in society, we arranged for our Avery nurses to receive chocolates and personal thank you cards as a token of our appreciation.

Roland Santos, Deputy Manager and Nurse at Milton Court, was very grateful to receive the gift. He said, “It was really uplifting to arrive at work to be greeted with a box of delicious chocolates. It reminded me that my dedication was appreciated, along with all of the other nurses at Avery, as we work through this difficult time.”

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Julie Spencer, Care and Quality Director for Avery Healthcare said, “We recognise our Avery nurses on a daily basis but this year’s challenges have demonstrated to the wider community the essential care and compassion they provide. During 2020, we are continuing to support the continued professional development of our nurses, covering the Nurse’s retention fee to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and celebrating long service awards for all Avery nurses.”

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