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Nurses are celebrated at WWL

Newsdate: 11 May 2018

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In recognition of their hard work and dedication, Nurses Day was celebrated at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust this week.

As part of the lead up to the official Nurses Day on May 12, a number of activities took place from May 9-12, across the Trust’s sites including the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Leigh Infirmary, Wrightington Hospital and the Thomas Linacre Centre.

These included information stands looking at the past, present and future of nursing, NHS-based quizzes, fruit baskets and thank you cards - distributed to wards from Director of Nursing, Pauline Law - and a Nurse of the Year contest.

A coffee and cake afternoon was also held with Pauline Law, with cakes spanning the last 70 years, supplied by Wigan & Leigh College catering students; these included Black Forest Gateaux, Pineapple Upside Down cake, Coffee and Walnut cake, Red Velvet Cake, Simnel cake and Victoria Sponge.

And to top off the celebrations, a tree was planted at the front of Trust HQ in recognition of the Trust’s nurses and midwives complete with a plaque saying; “At Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust we respect our roots and help each other grow.”

Pauline Law, Director of Nursing, said: “Our nursing staff make up a significant proportion of our workforce and they really are invaluable to the Trust.

“The care, consideration, and respect that they give to our patients is second-to-none, I’m so grateful for all their hard work and commitment.”