On May 12, 2020 it is International Nursing Day. Worldwide, special attention is paid on this day to the work of nurses and caregivers in health care. Many healthcare institutions therefore often organize activities where the public can show their appreciation for nurses and carers but also the value of healthcare.
We at Friendly Mobiles want to also take this opportunity to say thank you to our nurses, doctors and healthcare providers who have played an instrumental role in keeping us safe during the COVID-19 epidemic.
So let’s look at this tradition and why this day is so important.
Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820. She was a British nurse, pioneer and founder of modern nursing. When in 1854 William Howard Russell told the correspondent of the English newspaper The Times, that there were inhumane conditions among the sick and wounded British Soldiers, Florence Nightingale, a 34-year-old nurse, offered her services. The only purpose Florence had in her life was to nurse the sick and injured.
In the end, she achieved that the care of injured people improved tremendously, and this day was created to celebrate all caregivers and nurses.
The day of nursing reminds people of the good work that healthcare professionals do, and with this day these essential workers are put in the limelight. It is an important tradition on the Day of Care / Nursing that employers in that sector, but also the public at large, give their health care providersa pat on the back to show that we have never come to regard their work as ‘normal’.
In this difficult time it is important that we have the greatest respect for our fellow people who work in healthcare institutions. Especially in this age of the coronavirus, we actually see how valuable and important the care staff is. That is why it is important that healthcare staff are given extra attention this year.
Respect for all healthcare personnel! Thank you all!