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Local Nurses Celebrate National Nurses’ Day 2009

Newsdate: 12th May 2009

The amazing work nurses undertake everyday was showcased in a series of events around the nation in celebration of this year’s Nurses’ Day.

WWL Nurses celebrated across the Trust with a number of different events on the 12th May 2009 as part of this year’s Nurses’ Day celebrations.

There were displays on each site with coffee and biscuits available for staff between 9.00am and 11.00am.

Nurses celebrating National Nurse Day 2009

Amanda Cheesman, Head of Professional Practice and National Nurses Day Co-ordinator for the Trust says: “I’m really proud to be a nurse and I think it’s great that we have the opportunity to celebrate the vital work that we do. There has never been a more important time to say in a positive way why nursing matters”.   Pictured in the image above from Left to Right are Amanda Cheesman (Head of Professional Practice), Gemma Robinson (UCLAN Student Nurse), Ann Smith (Deputy Matron), Sheila Butler (NHS Professionals) and Clare Thomas (Assistant Head of Professional Practice). 

Gill Harris, Director of Nursing and Patient Services says:  “May 12th represents a special day in the nursing calendar.  It is a day where we have the opportunity to reflect and celebrate our unique and invaluable contribution to patients’ health and wellbeing across the globe. It is also, for those of us who are a part of this privileged and special profession to be justifiably proud of what we do.

Gill continues: “Nurses have always used their positions to positively influence the experience of patients at all levels, from national policy and education to the care provided alongside the patient.  Against what is becoming an ever increasingly challenging and complicated agenda I believe their versatility of skills and knowledge will allow them to continue to contribute and inspire healthcare delivery as professionals in their own right. May I extend my personal congratulations to all nurses across the Trust on this special day and reflect on my own pride and passion for this ‘best of careers’.”