International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is an annual celebration held on the 12th of May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the founder of modern nursing. This day is a time to recognise and appreciate the incredible work that nurses do all around the world, and for us at St Luke’s Care to recognise the amazing nurses who make up the majority of our workforce. It is an opportunity to reflect on the important role nurses play in healthcare and to show our gratitude for their dedication and care.

The theme for International Nurses Day in 2024 is “Our nurses. Our future. The economic power of care.” Despite being the backbone of health care, nursing often faces financial constraints and societal undervaluation. IND 2024 aims to reshape perceptions, demonstrating how strategic investment in nursing can bring considerable economic and societal benefits.

At St Luke’s Care, over 50% of our workforce are nurses, working in our Hospital, in our residential aged care home Lulworth House or support our community in their own homes. They work tirelessly to provide care and support to our community and play a key role in the healthcare journey of our community.

International Nurses Day is a time for us to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our nurses. It is an opportunity to thank them for their compassion, empathy and professionalism. It is also a chance to raise awareness of the challenges and issues that nurses face in their daily work, such as long hours, high levels of stress, societal undervaluation and limited resources.

As we celebrate International Nurses Day, let us take the time to show our appreciation for the incredible work that our nurses do. Thank you to all the nurses here at St Luke’s Care. You are the backbone of our organisation and the care you bring to our community is second to none. Today, and every day, we thank you!