International Nurses Day: ‘Health is a human right’

11th May 2018

In recognition of International Nurses Day and the birth of Florence Nightingale, it is without hesitation that we should today appreciate the importance the role of nursing has, and the duty that these fantastic people have in restoring the health of patients.

The NHS and its inefficiencies are a regular topic in the media, not forgetting the continual poking at the nurses and doctors who provide such excellent service. You'll often hear concerns such as long waiting times, cancelled operations or limited access to treatments. Not to mention the current nursing crisis facing our country with Brexit, stagnating wages and the continual increase of patient admissions. However, have you ever stopped to think about what a fantastic job these people do for our country and for the people we love and care about?

Nurses are known to work long hours in extremely challenging and pressured environments, and yet they deliver high quality care to patients, of which is an irreplaceable service within the UK. Often an underappreciated group, nurses show a constant passion for their patients' wellbeing. So that's why we are celebrating their dedication to their roles and discussing what a fantastic job they do!

How Nightingale influences our nurses today

When we think of famous historical nurses, our thoughts often turn to Florence Nightingale. However, what you might not be aware of is our close connection with this infamous lady, who achieved so much in nursing and with such passion! Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital (RBH) was founded in 1800 by Sir Harry Verney, whose sister-in-law was Florence Nightingale. This incredible, bespoke facility was acquired by our group, Affinity Care Management, in March 2013. Their main focus is rehabilitation care for Spinal Cord and Neurological injuries. Our nurses and staff at RBH resonate with Florence and all she believed in, "for the sick it is important to always have the best".

Our nurses and care staff devote their lives to helping those in need and work hard to improve the lives of those who require nursing back to full health and happiness. Here at eLearning For You, we are committed to helping nurses develop their skills and training to the best of their ability. However, working with and providing training to such people, it is an honour to see how nursing is more than just a profession. It is a passion for caring, and for that they deserve huge amounts of respect. 

So I will leave you with this... the next time you come to meet a nurse or are in a hospital, just remember what an unbelievable job they do and the dedication they give to their role.

If you would like to read more about Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital, click here!

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