Staff on Ward 6 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital came up with a novel way of marking International Nurses Day.
Sister Sarah Evans said she had been inspired by her six-year-old daughter Lily to make retro nurses’ hats.
Sarah explained: “I was telling Lily about what nurses used to wear.
“I looked on You Tube to see how to make the hats. Lily has taken one in to her school in Poulton and she is going to tell the class about International Nurses Day.
“We think the last time hats like these were worn was in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s.
“I didn’t ever wear one myself but other nurses have told me they used to like wearing them.”
Lisa has been a nurse for 15 years and says she has always loved the job.
She said: “I love working on the ward. The team is great and I love looking after the patients.
“When you see people who are very ill and then they get better and are able to go home, that’s what makes it all worthwhile.
“I think nursing is a great career. There are ups and downs but everyone on our team is always here with a smile on their face.
“It’s all about the patients. All of the patients have been looking at our hats and smiling.
“If you can make someone smile, that is wonderful. It goes a long way to aid someone’s recovery.
“Ward 6 is a general medical ward so we meet lots of different people with a variety of conditions.
“We get to know the relatives as well. Sometimes they come back to see us when their relative is better or even when someone has passed away.
“It’s nice to have that connection with patients and families.”
A day of events staff to celebrate nurses and associated health care professionals was held at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on Friday, May 6.
For more on International Nurses Day go to: www.rcn.org.uk