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Nurses Day 12 May 2011

Published: 11/05/2011

Press statement

Thursday 11 May 2011

Solent NHS Trust marks Nurses Day on 12 May 2011

Solent NHS Trust’s Rapid Response Nursing Team will be joining others around the country to celebrate Nurses Day (12 May 2011). The team will be baking cakes and sharing photos of their nursing careers which combined, span over tens of years.

Angela Adams, Rapid Response Nursing Team Manager, said: “Nurses in our team are really looking forward to celebrating Nurses Day 2011. Nurses, around the world work incredibly hard caring for patients and I’m delighted that we are able to recognise this.”

Nurses Day is held on 12 May each year to mark the birth of Florence Nightingale in 1820. Each year, on this day, people around the world remember the valuable contributions that nurses make to health.

Every year a service is held at Westminster Abbey to signify the sharing of knowledge from one nurse to another. A service will also be held at the church in Hampshire where Florence Nightingale is buried to give thanks for the passion and dedication she gave to nursing, which is still admired today.

The International Council of Nurses chooses a theme for International Nurses Day every year. The theme for 2011 is ‘Closing the gap: increasing access and equity’.

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If you would like to attend the celebrations and take photos please contact Lauren Miller Communications Officer, Solent NHS Trust on 023 8060 8936. The celebrations will take place from 3.15pm at the Healthy Bite at the RSH.

Solent NHS Trust was created on 1 April 2011. We provide a range of community and specialist mental health services to over a million people in Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire.

The Rapid Response Team work with vulnerable adults who have a health or social car issue.

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