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Join Us in Celebrating International Nurses Day

    Join Us in Celebrating International Nurses Day

In this three-minute read, we celebrate those
working in the noblest of professions – nursing.

As it’s
International Nurses Day next week, we thought we’d share this brilliant quote
with you:“Save one life, and you’re a hero. Save 100 lives,
and you’re a nurse.”

Nurses Day is on 12 May (the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of
modern nursing). It’s a chance to thank a profession that has given so much
during the pandemic.

have served on the Covid-19 frontline for more than a year, delivering
high-quality professional care along with unstinting compassion and kindness.

was most apparent at the height of the UK crisis when hospitals banned visitors
to stop the spread of the virus. It fell to nurses to provide soothing words
and comfort to the critically ill.

let’s not forget the nurses who work in other parts of the health system such
as care homes, hospices, cancer units, and paediatric wards. They truly bear
witness to birth and death and the journey of life in between.

mark #NursesDay, here are four inspiring nursing stories:

When East Londoner Laszlo Kelemen isn’t working as an NHS nurse, he volunteers
as a Red Cross emergency responder. Laszlo has attended car crashes, house
fires, and major incidents including the 2017 London Bridge attack and the
Grenfell Tower blaze.

Vasu Lingappa is a senior nurse with University Hospitals Coventry and
Warwickshire NHS Trust. Earlier this year, Vasu won praise from the Duchess of
Cambridge for his compassionate care throughout the Covid-19 crisis. During one
patient’s final moments, Vasu held his hand while playing music by the man’s
favourite band, Bon Jovi.

Alma Ainslie-Davies is a nurse with the end-of-life charity Marie Curie in the
Grampian region of Scotland. Alma spent 24 years in the Army but changed
careers after witnessing Marie Curie nurses care for her late mother. Alma now
works to ensure the terminally ill enjoy respect and dignity in their final

Viveki Kapoor works in a Delhi hospital. She has nursed for 22 years but has
never seen anything like the Covid-19 crisis currently engulfing India. She
told the BBC: “I’m so tired at the end of the day that I can fall sleep
anywhere. I don’t even need a bed anymore.”

can show your support for nurses by sharing #NursesDay on social media on

All of us here at CWB
, would like to thank the nursing community for their dedication
and service.