BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital is celebrating all nurses, everywhere, as part of International Nurses Day 2020.
The work of all nurses and healthcare workers has been brought into sharp focus in recent weeks, with this year’s theme of ‘nursing the world to health’ relevant now more than ever.
Claire Armstrong, executive director at the private hospital in Harrow, said: “The whole country, the whole world, is coming together. While we take time with each other here at our hospital, we join the wider international community in celebrating all nurses, everywhere.
“In setting this year’s theme, The International Council of Nurses has said the focus is on the ‘true value of nurses to the people of the world’. I think we have seen that demonstrated so much, on our television screens and in our communities.
“I applaud that commitment and add my own personal thanks to everyone keeping our communities safe.”
International Nurses Day takes place on Florence Nightingale’s birthday each year – this is the 200th anniversary of her birth. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
The WHO states the nursing is the largest occupational group in the health sector, accounting for some 59% of the health professions.
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