Special day celebrates the role of nurses

THE dedication of nurses around the region has been celebrated with International Nurses Day.

The theme of this year’s celebrations was Nurses: A Force for Change – A Vital Resource for Health and at Tamworth hospital nurses were treated to a barbecue lunch and cake for the occasion. 

PAMPERED: Enjoying a massage from TAFE students on Monday were, from left, Kelly Wagner, Liz Chamberlain and Karen Humphrys. TAFE student Katie Nelson is pictured right. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 120514GOF01

PAMPERED: Enjoying a massage from TAFE students on Monday were, from left, Kelly Wagner, Liz Chamberlain and Karen Humphrys. TAFE student Katie Nelson is pictured right. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 120514GOF01

The continuing good health of the nursing staff was also on the agenda, with nurses treated to hand massages from TAFE students and a talk by an exercise physiologist about the importance of looking after themselves in what can be a physically-gruelling profession.

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, considered by many the founder of modern nursing practices.

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