This #NursesDay helps us to show the vital difference that nursing makes.
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. This year the theme is Our Nurses. Our Future.
“At Aria Care, we are delighted to support this important day. The one thing all nursing professionals have in common, is their unwavering commitment to make a difference to people’s lives. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer and thrive on learning from each other’s cultures, beliefs and experiences. We support an environment for excellence, transparency and quality care, nurturing our colleagues to be the best version of themselves, providing them with the tools, opportunities and support to expand their professional and personal skills doing what they do best – Care From The Heart” Caroline Roberts CEO Aria Care.
Our clinical programmes support colleagues to learn and develop using a blended approach of face to face, virtual and self-directed learning to support different learning styles and ensure all our Nurses are competent and confident to undertake their roles within Aria Care. This style of training means it is flexible for our Nurses who are working unsocial hours to access the training to keep them included and knowledgeable with their skills.
This year we have linked in with Anglia Ruskin University to introduce a new Practice supervisor and assessment module, giving greater support for our colleagues and supporting inductions for new colleagues across our homes. The new ‘ALERT’ module introduced to support our nurses to be able to act in any emergency thrust upon them within their role.
A big Thank You to every single Nurse, let us celebrate Nurses Day together!
Here are some of our nurses and celebrations from around our communities :
Aries Costello is a Clinical Lead at Belmont House. Winning not one, but two care sector awards already this year, he has been described as passionate about elderly care and the health and wellbeing of his residents. His Clinical Knowledge is second to none and is a role model to his colleagues.
Registered General Nurse Cherelle Atkinson from Cranmer Court was the winner of the Nurse of the Year award at the 24th National Care Awards, recognising her for her high level of dedication to and advocacy for the people she supports and demonstrating outstanding clinical and managerial qualities.
Magna Care Centre manager and nurse Kayleigh Frulli visits Canford Heath Infant School to teach them what it’s like to be a nurse. “Nursing is not just about changing dressings and administering medication, I feel at my happiest as a nurse knowing I have made a resident feel comfortable, made them smile or laugh.”
Karen Gillespie is a registered Learning Disability Nurse at Marchglen, who last year won an award at the Scottish Care Awards for her commitment to the development of staff undertaking and supporting individuals receiving palliative and end of life care (PEOLC).