Today is International Nurses Day and we'd like to take the chance to thank all of the amazing nurses that work in our three care homes! 😊
Debbie Dollner, our Chief Operating Officer, shared some words:
“Our nurses have been putting themselves at risk on the frontline every day. That’s been really tough for them. They’ve been doing extra shifts, sleeping over to be onsite to help manage staffing levels and helping and supporting other colleagues.
“They really have been extraordinary, it’s not just the difficult work they have undertaken but the leadership role they have shown within our homes has been exceptional. We know that nursing is a vocation, and this has been so apparent these last few weeks as everyone has worked tirelessly to control the spread of coronavirus within our homes.
“It’s been so difficult for the families of our residents who have not been able to see their loved ones. But our nurses have really stepped up going above and beyond to bridge that gap to become the family that the residents haven’t got right now and be so supportive and to reassure everyone.”
Although the coronavirus outbreak has made formal celebrations more difficult to organise, we are ‘shining a light’ to recognise and celebrate the importance of nursing professionals in a care home setting.