Nurses' day message

Monday 11 May 2015

Nurses' day message

As International Nurses’ Day is marked around the world on Tuesday 12 May, the Chairman of Guy’s and St Thomas’ has expressed his gratitude to the Trust’s nursing staff for the care they provide to patients.   

Chairman Sir Hugh Taylor says: “The excellent care given to our patients by nursing staff fills me with pride.  

“Nurses, midwives, and nursing assistants are absolutely key to our ability to provide the highest possible quality care to every patient. They work incredibly hard at the frontline of healthcare and make a crucial difference to patients’ experience of our services.

“On behalf of the Trust, I want to thank all of our nursing staff for their care, compassion, and commitment to their patients.”

There are over 5,600 nurses, midwives, and nursing assistants at Guy’s and St Thomas’. They work across a wide range of healthcare services. While many are hospital-based, there are also community nursing staff such as School Nurses and Family Nurses working in Lambeth and Southwark.  

International Nurses’ Day takes place each year on 12 May to mark the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

The nineteenth century nursing pioneer established the NightingaleTraining School for nurses at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1860.

Last updated: May 2015

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