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Local Chief Nurse pays tribute to nurses across the area

Tuesday 12 May is International Nurses Day, and staff at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust will be recognising and celebrating all the fantastic nurses working within Coventry and Warwickshire.
 

2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and it also marks the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of the modern nursing profession, and so it is an especially important time to mark the invaluable work of nurses.

 

Tuesday 12 May is International Nurses Day, and staff at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust will be recognising and celebrating all the fantastic nurses working within Coventry and Warwickshire.

 

Melanie Coombes, Chief Nurse at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust Melanie Coombes, Chief Nurse at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust said: “During this global pandemic, our nurses in Coventry and Warwickshire are working on the frontline and doing an excellent job of caring for Covid-19 patients and communicating with worried families. We are so proud of their commitment and pay tribute to the nursing profession.”

Right now, nurses across the area are caring for  patients and people who have many other health conditions. Nurses are working in a wide variety of roles and collectively, they form a vital part of looking after local the community.

Nursing is an extremely rewarding job that can lead to a variety of different career options. Nurses can work in many  clinical settings and specialise in Mental Health, Learning Disabilties, Community Nursing. There are also nursing opportunities in other areas, such as nutrition, paediatrics, oncology and more.

If you or someone you know is interested in a career in nursing, there is help available to start your career. Nursing students will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs, starting in September of this year. Find our more on the NHS website https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/nursing/studying-nursing

 

Melanie Coombes added: “International Nurses Day is an opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our nurses in Coventry and Warwickshire. They have been working tirelessly through this pandemic while ensuring that patients receive the high-quality care they need. I also must reiterate the message that nurses, as frontline workers, must also ensure they look after their own wellbeing throughout these trying times. You are all amazing, thank you.”

 

USEFUL INFO

 

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/covid-19-are-you-ok/

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/nursing/studying-nursing

https://www.england.nhs.uk/year-of-the-nurse-and-midwife-2020/

 

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