Celebrations have taken place this week at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT) to recognise the outstanding contribution nurses and midwives make to our national health service.
As part of the annual International Nurses Day celebrations on May 12, the trust held tea parties and other fun events across Hemel Hempstead, Watford and St Albans City hospitals to thank nurses and midwives and show its appreciation for the care they provide.
Four exceptional nurses and midwives, Paula King, Emma Pope, Julia Coles and Justine Chung, were selected by senior leaders at WHHT to attend a special service at Westminster Abbey on May 15 which took place to honour the life of Florence Nightingale and mark the centenary of the funeral of WWI nurse, Edith Cavell.
The service also celebrated current nurses and midwifes and honours the work they do.
Tracey Carter, chief nurse at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We are incredibly proud of all our nurses and midwives and the work they do every day to make sure our patients receive the best care possible.
“International Nurses Day is our day to celebrate everything that’s great about being a nurse. We’re delighted that four of our exceptional nurses and midwives were selected to attend the special service at Westminster Abbey.”