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International Nurses Day 2016

Posted on the 16th May 2016

Staff at Guild Lodge, a secure mental health inpatient hospital in Preston, have been celebrating the amazing work provided by their nurses as part of International Nurses Day.

International Nurses Day takes place every year on 12 May to commemorate the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Each year, nurses, healthcare professionals and patients use this day as an opportunity to acknowledge the extra mile nursing staff go for their patients. Staff at Guild Lodge in Preston celebrated by holding activities throughout the day to bring staff together as well as providing awards for nurses and support workers who demonstrate their dedication and commitment to quality care.

The award categories were based on the 8Cs of nursing: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, commitment, collaboration and choice. Staff, service users and carers were asked to nominate who they felt deserved to be recognised under each category. The winners and highly commended for each award received a trophy made by service users at the site, flowers and a voucher.

Sarah Heys, Guild Lodge Service Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“This is the second year we have held a Nurses Day event at Guild Lodge and a good day was had by all. Our nurses do a fantastic job on a daily basis in providing high quality care for our patients. This event provides an opportunity to really take some time out and celebrate their work. All our staff got involved to make the day a huge success and I would just like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of our nurses for all their hard work and dedication to ensure our patients receive the highest quality, compassionate care.”