Celebrating health’s unsung heroes

Nurses Georgie Nixon, Allison Garlick, Lou Johnson and Lauren Dunford celebrating International Nurses Day.

Nurses Georgie Nixon, Allison Garlick, Lou Johnson and Lauren Dunford celebrating International Nurses Day.

The hard work of Cowra Health Service’s nurses were recognised last Friday for International Nurses Day.

The day which falls on Florence Nightingale’s birthday celebrated “Nurses a Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right”.

NSW Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Jacqui Cross, said this year’s theme reflected the global trend on access to health for all and the wide-ranging impacts and the critical role that health plays for the overall wellbeing of communities.

“Nurses represent the largest health workforce in NSW Health and continue to play a leading part in shaping health services that provide communities with timely, appropriate, safe and compassionate care,” she said.

“This day is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the invaluable contribution nurses make each and every day in all aspects of healthcare delivery, across diverse settings, and in diverse roles.

“I would like to thank all of you and hope you will take the time to reflect on the difference that you make, and know that it is recognised and greatly valued,” she said.