12 May 2022
Today we salute our dedicated nursing staff who provide 24 / 7 compassionate care and clinical expertise to the most vulnerable members of the community – our elders.
International Nurses Day falls each year on 12 May – the birthdate of the founder of modern nursing and infection control practices, Florence Nightingale.
Florence was known as the ‘Lady of the Lamp’ because she would walk through dark alleys at night, shining a light on the sick and injured during the Crimean War (1820 – 1910).
Florence became a symbol of hope and comfort to those who suffered. She started a tradition of care carried through to this day by nurses everywhere, who have all been our lights through the darkness of the pandemic.
“We are so grateful and proud of all the nursing and care team at Southern Cross Care Queensland for the selfless Service, Courage and Compassion they show every day,” Southern Cross Care Queensland CEO, Jason Eldering said.
“They continue to put the needs of the most vulnerable first, toil in masks and gowns and take charge wherever COVID infection has threatened us, saving lives and embodying our values of Service, Courage and Compassion,” he said.
To show our thanks, all nursing staff across Southern Cross Care Queensland have been sent a message of thanks and chocolates with love, as a gesture of our appreciation for all they do.