Call to 'shine a light' on Florence Nightingale's bicentenary

Light a torch Renée Faulcon president of the Bermuda Nurses Association

Light a torch Renée Faulcon president of the Bermuda Nurses Association

International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12 every year.

For 2020, the theme chosen for International Nurse Day is 'Nursing the world to health'.

According to the most recent data released by the Ministry of Health, more than 20,000 nurses are now employed across different health institutions in the Sultanate, with the profession recording an Omanisation rate of with 64 per cent in those institutions run by the ministry.

Shine a Light for the NHS will see people around the country shine a light out of their window at 8.30pm in support of nurses.

The day is observed on May 12 every year to mark the contributions of nurses to the society.

"At Stepping Stone Hospice, we believe our nurses and carers continue to honour Nightingale's legacy through the compassion, respect and utmost professionalism they care for those facing the devastating effects of a life-limiting illness", said CEO, Tersia Burger.

Florence Nightingale, was a British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing who came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded.

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2020 was marked by the World Health Organization as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife to mark the bicentenary of Florence's birth.

She helped revolutionise medicine with her no-nonsense approach to hygiene, sanitation and patient care and turned nursing into a valued profession. In a time where their skills are so desperately needed, we want to support them as much as we can.

Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May urged people to mark the "extraordinary" work done by nurses today.

An image of Florence Nightingale with a message will be projected at her workplace in St. Thomas Hospital, London.

Mkhize said in a bid to avert the looming crisis of a shortage of nurses, Treasury had approved the filing of posts in all nine provinces, during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, at Powys Teaching Health Board, Alison Davies, has published a video to share her thanks with the nursing team in Powys, across Wales, and worldwide.

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