2020 designated has been designated The Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This is especially poignant when we consider the work being undertaken by nurses across the world in response to COVID-19. So let us commemorate the work of more than 20 million nurses across the world on May 12th, International Nurses Day.
This date was chosen to honour the work of Florence Nightingale. This is her 200th birthday.
One of her many quotes still seems as relevant today as when she wrote it in 1863: “Money cannot replace…the loss of a well-trained nurse by preventable disease1.”
1 ‘Notes on Hospitals’ published in 1863 available to download HERE