International Nurses Day: get to know our nursing stars
Every year on 12 May, in honour of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, people join together to celebrate International Nurses Day. This year, Marie Curie is going a step further to recognise the amazing work done by our nurses.
Throughout the day, there will be live Twitter updates from staff in our Liverpool and West Midlands Hospices, as well as from nurses before and after their overnight visits to the homes of people living with terminal illness. There will also be highlights on our blog and the chance to get specific insights from a Marie Curie Nurse during our Facebook Q&A session.
Meet the team
With around 500 Marie Curie Nurses scheduled to deliver 5,000 hours of care and support across the UK on International Nurses Day, we’ll be focusing on a few who have kindly made time to share insights around what they do, why they do it and what it means to them. So let’s meet some of the stars of International Nurses Day 2016:
Dee Sissons, Director of Nursing for Marie Curie, says: “Our nurses work tirelessly in hospices and people’s homes to give care, support and peace of mind when they’re needed most. They are at the heart of Marie Curie and it’s important we take the time to celebrate the incredible work they do, while raising awareness among supporters and the wider online community. Thank you so much to all our nurses and to everyone supporting International Nurses Day.”
Follow @mariecurieuk on Twitter for live updates from our nurses throughout International Nurses Day and post your questions for Senior Healthcare Assistant Clare Horgan as part of a Q&A on the Marie Curie Facebook page from 7-8pm tomorrow (Thursday 12 May).
Help Marie Curie Nurses be there for more people living with a terminal illness, and their families, by making a one-off or regular donation.