Today, marks International Nurses’ Day, and everyone at Four Seasons is coming together to say a heartfelt thank you not only to the 2,997 nurses we employ, but all of them.
It all started with the original nurse Florence Nightingale, and is a profession that is still going strong today. Nurses provide the back bone of our health service. Whether they work in hospitals, care/nursing homes, GP practices, they’re always willing to help.
Dr Claire Royston, Group Medical Director at Four Seasons, said: “I want to personally thank all of the nurses for their continued commitment, hard work and dedication. I know at times the job can be stressful, but you always handle each individual case on its own merit, treating each resident and their individual needs in a professional and caring way. You are an important assets to our homes, and I know the residents and the rest of the teams appreciate you as much as I do.”
Nurses’ Day takes place each year on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It’s a chance to celebrate the remarkable difference nursing staff make on a daily basis.
At Four Seasons’ our nurses go the extra mile not only to help the residents in their care, but to also help our care assistants develop in their careers.
Dr Claire Royston explains: “The nurses at Four Seasons play an integral part in our Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs) programme. They help and guide our care assistants through an intense 12 week programme, so they can gain skills and qualifications to enable them to complete some general nursing duties. This helps to free up the nurses time to deal with more complex issues.
“Without this dedicated and often one-to-one support, we wouldn’t have had as many care assistants through the CHAP process. I can’t express my gratitude enough for the work our nurses do. Thank you again. This day is for you.”
Date published: 15 September 2017