Wye Valley NHS Trust is celebrating its hard-working nursing staff with exhibitions stands and visits to mark international Nurses’ Day.
Nurses’ Day takes place on May 12 each year, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
This year at Wye Valley NHS Trust, celebrations have taken place over two days this week to recognise the hard work, professionalism and high quality of care provided by the Trust’s nursing staff.
Around the world hospitals, their patients, relatives and friends will be celebrating the remarkable difference nursing staff make every day in a variety of ways.
Sarah Price, head of education and development at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and thank our valued nursing staff for the amazing work they do caring for our patients, their families and friends.
“Our focus for this year’s event is promoting excellence in nursing, and our practice education and development team has been visiting nurses across our hospitals and running exhibition stands to talk to staff about learning opportunities and career development to enhance their skills.
Denise Price, director of nursing at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “Our nurses work extremely hard delivering high quality patient care every day and we are very proud of them all.
“We offer a range of nursing careers working in acute and community nursing in Herefordshire, with a comprehensive education support throughout their career, along with development and support packages, to ensure they have the right skills to provide high quality care for patients in Herefordshire”.
To find out more about nursing at the Trust visit www.wyevalley.nhs.uk (working for us).
Left to right: Sarah Price (head of education and development), Helen Farmer (clinical skills facilitator), Kim Morris (health care assistant), Catherine Davies (head of nursing), Denise Price (director of nursing) and Trixie Craig (staff nurse).
Front row, left to right: Denise Price (director of nursing), Catherine Davies (head of nursing) and Sarah Price (head of education and development).
Back row, left to right: Trixie Craig (staff nurse), Kim Morris (health care assistant) and Helen Farmer (clinical skills facilitator).
Notes to Editors WVT:
- Wye Valley NHS Trust is the provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.
- By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
- With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.
For further information please contact:
John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Fiona Gurney, Communications Officer 01432 355444 ext. 5105.