Celebrating Nurses' Day

East Coast Community Healthcare teamed up with the Red Cross to celebrate the work of nurses worldwide on National Nurses' Day (Friday 12th May).

Two special ‘HumaniTea’ events were held at Beccles Community Hospital and ECCH’s Lowestoft headquarters, Hamilton House. HumaniTea is a tea party with a difference, raising money for the life-saving work of the Red Cross in the UK and across the world.

ECCH and Red Cross staff enjoyed cups of tea, cakes and games during their work break. Certificates were distributed to all ECCH nurses in recognition of their dedication to their work. The certificates can be submitted as part of the revalidation process nurses have to complete every three years to demonstrate they practice safely and effectively.

ECCH provides NHS community health services across Norfolk and Waveney including district nursing, community in-patient services, school nursing, primary care and specialist nursing including palliative care.

The social enterprise’s chief executive Jonathan Williams, who is a former nurse himself, said: “I hope all our staff know how much we appreciate the commitment they show every day in supporting people when they need it most. However, National Nurses’ Day is a great way to highlight the difference healthcare workers make around the world - and for us to raise money for a great cause into the bargain.”

National Nurses’ Day is marked around the world every 12th May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.