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International Nurses Day

 

 

International Nurses Day

 

International Nurses Day on 12 May 2013 gives us an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding work that nurses do and their role in patient care.

 

At Wirral Community NHS Trust there are more than 600 nurses whose extraordinary compassion and dedication provide the practical and emotional healthcare support you need, when you need it. Over the past year our Community Nurses alone have made nearly 300,000 visits to patients across Wirral, our Health Visiting team have made over 115,00 appointments and over 85,000 patients have been treated at our Walk in Centres by our Nurse Practitioners.

 

What our nurses do

 

Community Nursing: nursing care at home to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions

Health Visiting: support for families with children under 5 to make a healthy start

Heart Support: care in the community for patients with heart conditions

Continence: supporting patients who experienceunintentional passing of urine

Tissue Viability: treating wounds that aren't healing

Parkinson's Disease: supporting patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Specialist Palliative Care: caring for patients with life threatening illnesses to manage symptoms, pain and stress.

 

At the heart of what they do are the national 6Cs of Nursing: Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment - these values ensure patients get the best care possible every day (ref: www.england.nhs.uk/nursingvision).

 

Here are just a few of the comments our nurses have received from patients across Wirral...

 

"The service I received from the Community Nursing Team was very professional;staff were friendly and helpful at all times. They are a credit to the nursing profession."

 

"I found the staff to be most helpful, informative and professional... very patient and responsive to my needs"

 

"Kindness and consideration, felt at ease and expert treatment."

 

"Excellent, knowledgeable staff who are incredibly helpful and understanding. All aspects of the service were superb."

 


Have you been supported by one of our Nurses? Tell us about your experience!

 

 

If you're interested in a career in nursing visit www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:26

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