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Celebrating International Nurses Day 2020

On May 12, each year we celebrate International Nurses Day (IND) and take time to globally recognise the invaluable contributions nurses make to the lives of so many around the world.

This year’s IND 2020 theme, ‘A voice to lead: Nursing the world to health,’ could not be more timely.

This year is a particularly momentous milestone for our nursing staff as we celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife as well as pay homage to the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, who is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing.

ICN president Annette Kennedy said she is expecting 2020 to be a “momentous” year for the nursing profession.

“All around the world, nurses are working tirelessly to provide the care and attention people need, whenever and wherever they need it.

She added: “We want next year’s International Nurses Day to highlight that nurses are central to the delivery of health care, that nurses are making invaluable contribution to the health of people globally."

As we celebrate International Nurses Day 2020 in the face of a global pandemic, this year’s theme, ‘A voice to lead: Nursing the world to health,’ could not be more timely. There has never been a more important time to recognise and acknowledge the contribution our nurses selflessly make to our society and their unwavering dedication to keeping us safe.

Through the challenges of COVID-19 we have seen the true value of nurses to the people of the world and on International Nurses Day we acknowledge their invaluable efforts.

To all of our Healthe Care nurses and nursing staff around the globe, we appreciate you, we value you and we thank you for your efforts.