EACH year on 12 May, millions of nurses and health care professionals join together across the world to celebrate International Nurse’s Day.
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals mark the day with a prestigious graduation ceremony for those who have completed the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Nurse Programme (RLB Nurse Programme). The programme recently achieved national recognition as a model of best practice through endorsement from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The graduation ceremony which takes place at St Georges Hall, recognises the dedication and commitment of the nursing workforce to the profession. This May, over 250 nurses are expected to graduate from the RLB Programme and the Trust are encouraging members of the public to thank nurses on social media, for the compassionate care they have received.
Lisa Grant, chief nurse at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals said: “International nurses day is a very special day to recognise the hard work and dedication of nurses. If you have received great care and want to share your thanks please tweet us @RoyalLpoolHosps using the hashtag #thankanurse.
“On 12 May we’ll also be celebrating the achievements of our nurses who are graduating as part of the RLB Programme and to those who have already graduated.
“The programme aims to demonstrate the care and compassion provided by our nurses further develop them as professionals.
“I want patients to feel reassured that when they are visiting our hospitals that they are provided with the best possible care and I want to make sure our nurses feel proud of where they train and work.”
The Trust has produced a short film that explains the RLB programme from the nurses who have undertaken it watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0b-7lMOw4M
The Trust has also produced a short film that outlines what it is like to be a nurse at the Royal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avFfhG_JnDk