Published Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 11:47 am
Celebrating our Nurses!
We celebrate International Nurses Day on the 12th May as it is Florence Nightingales birthday.
Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy, on May 12, 1820. During the Crimean War, she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British base hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds. Her writings sparked worldwide health care reform. In 1860 she established St. Thomas' Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. She died August 13, 1910, in London.
“Nursing is an art and if it is to be made an art, it requires as exclusive a devotion, as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work” - Florence Nightingale
At the Mater Private Cork today we will be holding a number of events to mark the occassion, including educational talks and raffle prizes.
We thank all our nursing staff for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.