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A special day for nurses

May 13, 2014

A special day for nurses Executive Director of Surgical and Inpatient Services and Chief Nurse Officer, Jenni Bliss celebrating International Nurses Day with staff

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital celebrated International Nurses Day with a morning tea, in recognition of the hospital’s dedicated nursing staff.

International Nurses Day, May 12, is celebrated each year to acknowledge the birth of the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale in 1810.

Speaking at the Morning Tea, Executive Director of Surgical and Inpatient Services and Chief Nurse Officer, Jenni Bliss acknowledged the ongoing contribution of the hospital’s nurses.

“This day provides us with a timely reminder of the valuable role nurses play in the healthcare of our community and it provides me with a forum to officially thank you for your ongoing hard work and dedication to your profession and the Eye and Ear,” she said.

Chief Executive Officer, Ann Clark thanked the hospital’s nurses for providing a high level of care to patients.

“International Nurses Day is a time to reflect and celebrate the wonderful work you perform at the hospital every day,” she said.

Ms Clark also acknowledged the additional tasks many nurses have undertaken over the past 12 months.

“The past 12 months have been particularly busy, and my sincere thanks to those of you who have taken on extra work with the National Standards and Redevelopment projects,” she said.