Press release – 11 May 2018
National Nurse’s Day celebrated at Wye Valley NHS Trust
Wye Valley NHS Trust is celebrating National Nurse’s Day by thanking its hard working nurses and midwives for the high quality care they deliver to patients across the county.
National Nurse’s Day takes place on May 12 each year, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
More than 900 nurses and midwives work at Wye Valley NHS Trust providing care at Hereford County Hospital, Ross, Leominster and Bromyard Community Hospitals, and in the community delivering care in people’s homes.
Today, May 11, the Trust marked the celebration with an exhibition stand at Hereford County Hospital, where nurses took part in sharing stories about what the profession means to them and the contribution nurses make every day to many people’s lives.
Lucy Flanagan, director of nursing at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “Our hospital nurses, community nurses and midwives, go the extra mile every day and night to ensure that each patient receives the best possible care and compassion during their hospital visit, stay, or treatment at home.
“National Nurse’s Day is a great opportunity to thank our valued nursing staff for the amazing work they do caring for our patients.
“This is an exciting time for the nursing profession as the role has transformed over a number of years and nurses are now specialising in many areas, with some becoming advanced practitioners and delivering nurse led clinics providing easier access to services for patients and freeing up doctor’s time.
“We offer 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.
“We’re encouraging qualified nurses, and those interested in returning to nursing, to find out more about what the Trust has to offer at our open day on 29 June 2018 at Hereford County Hospital. If you would like to come along, please call Charlene Abberley, recruitment team leader, on 01432 383368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org”
Helen Richardson, Chief Nursing Officer at Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, added: “I would like to acknowledge and thank all nurses and midwives in Herefordshire for their hard work and dedication and thank those who support and work with our nursing teams”.
To find out more about working at WVT visit www.wyevalley.nhs.uk (working for us/events).
Trust nurses with Lucy Flanagan (back row: second from the left), director of nursing, sharing stories about what the profession means to them.
Note to editors:
Wye Valley NHS Trust is a 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:
Wye valley NHS Trust communications team 01432 372928 or 01432 355444 x5105.