This year, we shared a heartfelt and really personal thank you on International Nurses Day in the form of hand-picked and packed appreciation gift boxes, filled with treats to surprise and delight. “A small gesture to represent a massive thank you” said our Chief Executive, Lucy Holl.
The boxes were hand delivered to our six nursing homes to honour the dedication and hard work of our amazing nurses and nurse assistants, particularly after the intense year the care sector has endured.
The gift boxes included items ranging from locally created lemon verbena hand cream to a large bar of the nation’s favourite chocolate wrapped with a personal thank you, tea bags for a welcome break and to relax at home… some wild flower seeds and even a pair of fun socks.
Across the world, the valued contribution of Nurses is celebrated annually on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth in 1820. In 2021, the theme for the internationally celebrated, annual event is ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare’. The campaign focusses on innovations in nursing and how this promises to shape the future of healthcare.
Lucy Holl added: It’s been a year like no other for our nurses. They have led the way in keeping our residents safe though the pandemic, caring compassionately and becoming their extended family while they lived through lockdown. Not only that, they have embraced the latest technology we have introduced, from electronic health records to comprehensive new care home management software.
“Our nurses and nurse assistants are truly special people and they deserve a special day. We would like to say Happy International Nurses Day to our outstanding team and we hope this small box brings a smile to the team.”