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International Nurses Day a chance to say thanks

The Friendlies Private Hospital International Nurses Day
Nurses Kirsten Rae, Margaret Philip, Emma Shears and Sarah Broadfoot celebrated International Nurses Day at The Friendly Society Private Hospital

International Nurses Day was celebrated at the The Friendly Society Private Hospital today with a special breakfast, afternoon tea and lots of love and appreciation.

The hospital's senior manager business development, Stuart Bonnett, said it was a day to thank all nurses for the great work they do.

“The day started with a special breakfast followed by a dedicated afternoon tea for our nursing staff,” Stuart said.

“Each nurse has been given a badge to wear today, to make them feel extra special and appreciated.”

Stuart said it was important to acknowledge the hard work everyone in the medical profession does.

“We want to thank our staff for their compassion, diligence and friendliness that they bring to their roles,” he said.

“What they do daily has a direct impact on the health outcomes of our most vulnerable patients and their families.”

In these challenging times, nurses and other health workers have once again shown that they can adapt to changing conditions.

“We are working within the evolving guidelines from Federal, State and local authorities to continue to provide the essential medical services,” Stuart said.

“We have modified how we do business accordingly to add further protection for our staff and patients.

“Our hospital remains clean of any COVID-19 cases.

“We have strict measures in place, for example, social distancing, extra hand washing, traffic control within the hospital and strict take away option only at our cafe.”

Nursing is an important profession at The Friendlies.

“We have 21 nurses who have been working here for over 25 years, six of whom have been here over 30 years,” Stuart said.

Recent patient Karen Bath was full of praise for the nursing staff at The Friendlies.

“The attention from the nurses at the Friendlies over the past 10 days was nothing less than exceptional,” Karen said.

“Their caring nature and understanding of me as their patient was remarkable.”

To see how The Friendly Society Private Hospital celebrated International Nurses Day you can follow their Facebook page.

Friendlies Private Hospital International Nurses Day
The Friendly Society Private Hospital's Yvonne McChesney, Allan Cooper and Norma Frost ready to cut the cake for International Nurses Day
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