Hampshire Hospitals nurses celebrated at tea parties

THE HARD work and dedication to outstanding care given by the nurses at our Trust was celebrated ahead of International Nurses Day.

Monday 14 May 2018


BNHH Tea PartyAWMH Tea Party


Tea Party RHCH

International Nurses Day took place on 12 May, and was held as a way of recognising the incredible work and achievements that nurses across the world do every single day.
To celebrate, our Trust, held tea parties across all three sites.
Sue Pine, junior sister at BNHH, who started her training in 1975, said: “I knew I wanted to become a nurse from a very young age, as my mother fostered a lot of children as I was growing up, and I would always help feed and change the toddlers. I think all of her good work with children really inspired me to train as a nurse and help other people in need.”
Rachael Russell-Rye, who started her training to be a qualified nurse in 2004, added: “I always knew I wanted to become a nurse. I trained as a mature student and have never regretted it for a second.
“My favourite part of being a nurse is that the team I work alongside are all so great. I also love meeting and talking to the patients we care for. I remember one lady I was caring for who was amazing, she taught me that there is always something to smile about.

The party featured plenty of homemade biscuits, some cut in the shape of nurse uniforms, hats, plasters and medicine, as well as an International Nurses Day themed cake, all made by the AWMH catering team, which the nurses got to enjoy.
Sarah McGaughey, who started her training in 1986 as a healthcare assistant, but now works as a clinical matron in the Countess of Brecknock Hospice, said: “I always wanted to be a nurse ever since I was little. Once I started my nursing course, I absolutely loved it and couldn’t imagine doing anything else!”
“I think my favourite part about being a nurse is the friendships you make with your colleagues, and the support you receive from them. I love that there’s a real culture of always striving to do the best you can for our patients and their families.”
Donna Green, chief nurse at our Trust, said: It’s great to take time out to say thank you and celebrate the amazing contribution of nurses. We are very fortunate to have so many fantastic nurses across the Trust.”

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