Date(s) - 12/05/2020
10:00 - 21:00
International Nurses Day is organised annually on 12 May by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to celebrate the contribution that nurses make to societies around the world.
In this year of COVID-19 when nurses around the world are under greater stress and in greater danger than usual, this is a good time to show them we, the public, really appreciate the work they are doing.
There will be an online celebration of nurses from 10am to 9pm.
More about International Nurses Day
The date has a very strong significance, being the birthday of perhaps the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.
The theme in 2020 is: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
Alongside the encouragement of a fully deserved congratulations owed to nurses, the ICN also produces an International Nurses Day Kit to educate and assist health workers around the world, with a different theme each year. Past publications have focused on working with the poor, fighting AIDS, equal access to care, and sustainable development.
See the Facebook page where anyone can create pictures or messages to thank nurses for what they do.
Ways to Thank NHS Staff
https://www.facebook.com/ThankUKNurses/ – Anyone can create pictures or messages to thank nurses for what they do