A care centre in the Chalfonts which provides residential and nursing care for older people, as well as people with neurological conditions, physical disabilities, and those living with dementia held a tea party with cakes from around the world to celebrate International Nurses’ Day and support its nurses.
Brian Snell is resident ambassador at the Chalfont Lodge Care Centre in Chalfont St Peter and gave out certificates to the nurses to show appreciation.
He said: “You have chosen a profession few people can handle. From birth to dying and everything in between. Florence Nightingale was the pioneer to ensure cleanliness to stop the spread of disease in the Crimea War. We have come a long way, however the challenge of the nursing profession continues. We thank you all for your passion in carrying out your duties and elevating your profession to greater standards.”
Penka Aladzhova, a nurse at the home, said: “I’ve worked at Chalfont Lodge for over 15 years and it’s always been rewarding to be able to care for residents. I get great satisfaction from knowing everyone within my care is happy and well looked after. Over the past 15 years Chalfont Lodge has become a home from home for me.”
Raj Boodhoo, General Manager at the home, said: “At Chalfont Lodge our nurses are hard-working, dedicated and passionate about caring for older people. We are also committed to helping develop newly qualified nurses with their leadership and clinical skills, which can often be invaluable in a career with increasing responsibilities and workload.”