Celebrate Dorset's Nurses

Celebrate Dorset's Nurses

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 7:47am 12th May 2016.

We're being given the chance to say thank you to all the nurses across South and West Dorset on International Nurses Day.

We're being given the chance to say thank you to all the nurses across South and West Dorset.

'Its International Nurses' Day, an opportunity to celebrate the work of nurses around the world. Dorset HealthCare will be showcasing its brilliant, dedicated staff throughout the week with photographs and messages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

And the Trust's health visiting team for Weymouth and Portland is also giving people the chance show their appreciation the old-fashioned way, by filling out a card at one of its child health clinics around the borough.

Jen Davis is the matron at West Haven and Portland hospitals.

She told Wessex FM it's an amazing idea; "The things that you see behind the scenes that happen, the extra mile people go to help each other and their patients, there is alot of hard work that goes on."

Health visitors are all qualified nurses and /or midwives, who provide vital support for families with babies and toddlers, up until they start school. Anyone visiting one of the clinics next week will be able to complete a 'thank you' card and comment about how a health visitor, nurse or member of any other nursing team has made a difference to their life.

Nurses' Day takes place each year on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. If you can't make it to one of those clinics but want to show your support to our nursing staff, why not join in the conversation on social media?

You can follow Dorset HealthCare's nursing celebrations on Twitter @Dorsethealth #NursesWeek #NursesDay #Thankanurse; Facebook Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust and Instagram @dorsethealthcare .

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