Trust celebrates International Nurses Day


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been celebrating International Nurses Day (today). A  conference has been held at Fieldhead this afternoon with Ruth Holt, Chief Nurse (North) as our keynote speaker.

International Nurses Day is marked around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Kathryn Campbell, assistant director of nursing, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating International Nurses Day. This is a great opportunity to highlight the hard work, professionalism and commitment of our nursing staff, and the difference they make to the lives of local people across the region.”

Speaking in front of a large crowd at Fieldhead Ruth spoke about the importance of remembering a service user as a person, drawing on personal stories of family members struggling with mental and physical health.

Tim Breedon, director of nursing and quality also spoke when introducing Ruth.

“Nurses are experts of persuasion. They give people confidence and raise their self-esteem. They are brilliant examples of compassionate care in this Trust”.

Trust celebrates International Nurses Day

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