In Westminster, Damien met frontline nurses as part of the Royal College of Nursing’s International Nurses’ Day celebrations on Wednesday 25th April. The event brought together MPs and nurses.
He heard about the valuable contributions nursing staff make to patient care. Nursing is a highly-skilled profession and nursing staff care for patients in a variety of settings such as at music festivals, in prisons, and in accident and emergency departments.
Nurses’ Day is an international event held annually on Florence Nightingale’s birthday (12 May). This year the RCN is showcasing nurses’ dedication to delivering outstanding patient care, as well as the innovative and diverse roles nurses have in healthcare teams.
The RCN is also encouraging nursing staff to use the hashtag #ThisNurse to share stories of colleagues who went the extra mile to provide patient care.
Damien Moore MP said:
'Nurses’ Day is a fantastic way to show our support for nursing staff in our health and care services. It’s our chance to thank them for the care they provide to our families, friends, neighbours, and colleagues. I encourage everyone to celebrate the remarkable work of nursing staff in Southport and across the UK.'
Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the RCN, said:
'Nursing is a dynamic profession with caring for people at its heart. Nurses’ Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the incredible work nursing staff do every single day of the year.'
'There is no 'one size fits all' rule for nursing staff. They work in a variety of settings and have a diverse range of skills. But what unties them all is their dedication, even in difficult circumstances, to delivering outstanding patient care.'