Today is international Nurses Day and we are holding a number of events for our staff to celebrate it.
We’re having talks, demonstrations and discussions on the important role of nursing and many of our staff members are taking part.
Marie Thompson, the Trust’s Director of Nursing, said: “Happy Nurses Day to all our nursing, midwifery, school nursing and health visiting family.
“Thank you for all your hard work, commitment and compassion throughout the year. We are proud of all the fantastic care you provide to our patients.”
The Trust is also proud to welcome a new member of nursing staff to the team as Nurses Day is taking place.
Our new Lead Nurse for Cancer and End of Life Care, Jackie Brunton, said she wanted to take the opportunity to wish all of the nurses within the Trust a Happy International Nurses Day.
Jackie trained as a nurse in Manchester and Essex. On qualifying she worked at Basildon and Thurrock NHS Hospitals Trust within general surgery/urology as a staff nurse, ward sister and specialist nurse prior to relocating back nearer to home.
She joins the Trust from Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospitals Trust where she worked for the last 12 years in a number of senior nursing posts and most recently as Lead Cancer Nurse.
Jackie said: “I am delighted to join the Trust and although I have never worked or trained here, it feels like home already.
“I have met so many lovely people and have been made to feel very welcome.
“International Nurses Day is an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic contribution nurses make each and every day.
“I feel very lucky to have worked in such a variety of roles across my career and on a day like today I always remember the many colleagues who have inspired and have supported me along the way.”