The Western Trust celebrates our nurses on International Nurses Day


The Western Trust celebrates our nurses on International Nurses Day

Nursing and midwifery staff across the Western Trust, including staff at Waterside, Erne and Tyrone County Hospitals, marked the contribution the professions make to quality patient care on International Nurses Day 12 May 2011.



Nurses and midwives were honoured at an event to celebrate the success of the last year and to look forward to the coming year on International Nurses Day 2011 at Waterside Hospital.

Western Trust Director of Nursing, Alan Corry-Finn commented: "I am delighted to have been part of this year’s celebratory event. The day highlighted many positive initiatives led by nursing staff that make a real difference for Western Trust patients. It has been a privilege to see the energy and commitment shown by the staff of the Trust in developing excellent services for patients."


Mr. Corry-Finn continued: “International Nurses Day is one day each year when we can stop and celebrate all the achievements and improvements in care that have been made by teams of nurses and midwives working across the Western Trust in our hospitals and in the community.”


Judy Houlahan, Head of Secondary Care, Western Trust said:  “Nursing is a truly rewarding profession that provides numerous opportunities to work anywhere in the world. The focus of nursing is first and foremost on patient care, so it’s appropriate that on International Nurses Day we remember the valuable role that nurses play in our society, recognise their achievements and the incredibly hard work they do. I’ve been nursing for over 30 years and still love everything about it. I would recommend it to anyone,” said Ms Houlahan.

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth