'Shine a light' call to celebrate Coventry and Warwickshire's nurses on International Nurses Day - The Leamington Observer

'Shine a light' call to celebrate Coventry and Warwickshire's nurses on International Nurses Day

Leamington Editorial 12th May, 2020   0

THE CHIEF Nurse in Coventry and Warwickshire has paid tribute to nurses across the area and is urging residents to join her.

Today is International Nurses Day and people are being urged to celebrate the nurses working within Coventry and Warwickshire.

Residents are asked to ‘shine a light’ from their window at 8.30pm this evening to mark the day and recognise the extraordinary work nurses are doing in the fight against coronavirus.

Melanie Coombes, Chief Nurse at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, said: “During this global pandemic, our nurses in Coventry and Warwickshire are working on the frontline and doing an excellent job of caring for Covid-19 patients and communicating with worried families. We are so proud of their commitment and pay tribute to the nursing profession.

“International Nurses Day is an opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our nurses in Coventry and Warwickshire. They have been working tirelessly through this pandemic while ensuring that patients receive the high-quality care they need. I also must reiterate the message that nurses, as frontline workers, must also ensure they look after their own wellbeing throughout these trying times. You are all amazing, thank you.”

Right now, nurses across the area are caring for patients and people who have many other health conditions. Nurses are working in a wide variety of roles and collectively, they form a vital part of looking after local the community.

Nursing is a job that can lead to a variety of different career options. Nurses can work in many clinical settings and specialise in mental health, learning disabilities, community nursing. There are also nursing opportunities in other areas, such as nutrition, paediatrics, oncology and more.

Anyone interested in a career in nursing should visit the NHS website to find out more.

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