International Nurses Day was celebrated across the George Eliot Hospital this week with tea parties and a visit to Coventry Cathedral to mark the occasion.
Director of Nursing, Michelle Norton had invited nurses to ‘drop-in’ to Bob Jakin ward to enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and a slice of cake during their busy day. Other wards also took time to bake and share their baking skills. Volunteers from the Oasis therapy group supported the day by providing hand massages to nurses during their break.
Several staff also went to a special celebration with Nurses and Midwives across Coventry and Warwickshire at Coventry Cathedral. This featured a poetry reading by representatives from the Trust, Clinical Audit and Effectiveness Nurse Libby Holland and Practice Facilitator Janet Davies (the poem was entitled the Crabbit Old Woman) and music from Pharmacy Technician Apprentice Luke Purvis who sang ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘A Thousand Years’.
The Trust’s wellbeing group also went round sharing information and fruit with staff.
You can see much more from the cathedral and the day from the Trust’s social media sites @GEHNHSnews and Facebook page www.facebook.com/GeorgeEliotHospital
Michelle Norton, Director of Nursing at George Eliot Hospital, said: “We were delighted to be celebrating with our nurses on International Nursing Day. We’ve got a fantastic, caring team here at George Eliot and we wanted to show them how much we value them.”