Today we are celebrating our nurses across the Partnership and the wonderful work they do to support our service users, their families and carers.
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, to commemorate the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.
This year’s theme is “the contribution of nursing” and to mark this special day, nurses from across the Partnership share a message about the contributions they feel they make to the profession, highlights from their work and what they enjoy the most about being a nurse.
Chipo Sambani - Associate Director of Nursing - Enfield Division:
"Being a nurse to me has been one of the most rewarding and proud achievements of my life. I have been pushed and stretched in many ways I never imagined my narrow brain would have been. Growing up, as the daughter, granddaughter and niece of nurses, I vowed to break the mould."
Ann Jumawan - Associate Director of Nursing – Hospital Division, C&I:
"I’m incredibly proud to be a nurse. I’ve been a nurse for all of my working life, starting my training as a learning difficulty nurse at the age of 17."
Phil Jackson - Associate Director of Nursing – Specialist Division:
"I feel an absolute sense of pride at being a nurse and privileged at working so closely with so many people. Getting to know people as a mental health nurse and being able to listen, support, care and laugh with people is vital to being a mental health nurse. During the pandemic and serious incidents in the past, have demonstrated that as humans we can get through anything together with compassion, kindness, and positivity."
Itai Chikomo – Interim Deputy Director of Nursing:
"During my career I have worked with brilliant, compassionate, and dedicated nurses who are an asset to humanity. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for the excellent work that you do day in day out and for providing outstanding person-centred care. We really appreciate your commitment!"
Vivian Ekengbuda – Clinical Nurse Specialist :
"I’m proud to be a part of the nursing community where I continue to provide safe, caring and effective practice. What I like about my job role is the specialist skills I have obtained but also the continuous learning. Every patient’s presentation is different, I like the challenge this brings, every day is different and exciting as a result."
Jaqueline Petersen – Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist:
"Thank you to all of the nurses I have worked with and those I have not – you are amazing and I value you and the work you do every day."
Read their full messages and stories by clicking on the document at the top right hand side.