Churches of Christ in Queensland honours nurses on International Nurses Day

On Tuesday 12 May 2020, Churches of Christ in Queensland joins the rest of the world to mark International Nurses Day in an effort to recognise the tireless work of nurses across all sectors.

On this International Nurses Day, the not-for-profit provider acknowledges the compassion, professionalism, and round-the-clock commitment of nurses who every day ensure the health and wellbeing of the people they care for.
 
This year’s International Nurses Day theme – nursing the world to health – builds on the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife as set by the World Health Organisation, recognising the impact nurses and midwives make on our global health on a daily basis.
 
International Nurses Day is particularly special this year because it marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the founder of modern nursing, and also highlights the extraordinary work of all those who have followed in her footsteps in the fight against coronavirus.
 
Churches of Christ in Queensland CEO Gary Edwards said nurses have been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing expert care and support to patients and their families during these uncertain times.
 
“The contribution of nurses impacts all ages and settings – from caring for patients in the health system, to those supporting our ageing population.
 
“International Nurses Day is an opportunity to express our gratitude and honour those globally who are continuing to make a difference through the pandemic and into the future, nursing the world to health,” Mr Edwards said.
 
Currently across Australia, more than 31,000 registered nurses and more than 18,000 enrolled nurses are working in aged care.

Aged care nurses make up around 14 per cent of Australia’s total nursing workforce and care for more than 1.2 million senior Australians.
 
“Together, we thank and acknowledge our extraordinary nurses for their ongoing commitment and dedication to deliver exceptional health care during this unprecedented time.”
 
To all nurses, we applaud you.

 

  Posted 12 May, 2020 in News