In celebration of International Nurses’ Day Dr Pete Calveley made a special visit to Epsom Beaumont Care Home where he personally awarded each of the nurses with a branded fob watch to wear on their uniforms as a token of appreciation for their dedication to the home.
International Nurses’ Day is observed around the world on 12th May (the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth), to mark the contributions that nurses make to society. An annual celebration at Barchester, International Nurses’ Day provides the perfect opportunity to show special recognition to the nurses who make a real difference to the lives of those in their care.
This year, 1,916 nurses across Barchester, will each receive their own branded fob watch. Many of our homes and hospitals have also been honouring their nursing teams with celebratory events with residents, friends and family.
Parvinder Kaur, Clinical Lead at Epsom Beaumont Care Home, has been a qualified nurse for over 20 years. Passionate about her profession, Parvinder has been a key figure in the home, taking pride in training her team of nurses in a nurturing way, and providing the best possible nursing care to the residents at the home.
Parvinder said: “I’m very proud of being a nurse, and love taking care of the residents at Epsom Beaumont. It’s great to be recognised and acknowledged by Barchester and by Pete, but we never lose sight of the individuals we care for who make our jobs worthwhile.”
Julia Atherton, Barchester’s Director of Nursing, visited Mount Vale on Friday 10th May 2019 and presented the nurses with cards and gifts. Julia said: “I am delighted to be able to celebrate the birth of Florence Nightingale with the nurses at Mount Vale. I’m so proud of all our nurses and everything they do for our residents and patients. This is an extra special visit for me as I was actually born here at Mount Vale when it was previously a maternity hospital.”
Dr Pete Calveley said: “All of our nurses across Barchester are hard-working, dedicated and passionate about caring for older people, and they’re dedication is invaluable to the residents and patients we care for. We appreciate the work they do, not just on Nurses Day but all year round.”