On International Nurses Day, 12th May, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to people in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, is encouraging local people to consider a career in nursing.
International Nurses Day is run by the International Council of Nurses and celebrated around the world every year on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
The Trust employs nearly 1000 qualified nurses and just under 500 unqualified nursing staff and values the contribution they make every day to the lives of local people who use the organisation’s services.
Liz Broadbent who works for the Trust in Calderdale, has been a nurse for 28 years and said, "I would describe nursing as a real privilege. I thoroughly enjoy working with people with mental health problems and their carers and it’s really rewarding to be able to make a positive impact on their lives."
The Trust’s head of nursing George Smith added, "Nurses and unqualified nursing staff make a vital contribution to the NHS and to the specialist services we provide and form a huge part of our workforce. I would highly recommend nursing as a career path to anyone with a caring nature who is passionate about touching the lives of others. For more information on how to get into a career in nursing visit www.nhscareers.nhs.uk and click on ‘nursing’. For job opportunities within the Trust visit our website at www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk. "