ACT Nursing Hosts Annual International Nurses & Midwives Day Breakfast

On Friday 10 May, ACT Nursing hosted their annual International Nurses & Midwives Day Breakfast at The Boat House in Barton.

The event recognises and celebrates nurses from across the ACT. Many prominent nursing figures from the ACT were in attendance including senior members from the ACT Nursing organisation, and recently appointed ACT Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, Hamish Jeffrey, presenting certificates to the Registered and Enrolled Nurses.

Commenting on the day, Hamish Jeffrey said,

“It was an honour to present at the ACT Nursing International Nurses and Midwives celebration breakfast.

“We often do not take enough time to celebrate the efforts that every nurse and midwife gives to the care of our community and as professionals we should celebrate these efforts every day, even if it is with a simple thank you to a peer for their work.

“I congratulate every nurse and midwife who has dedicated themselves to providing a high standard of care for our community.”
Hamish Jeffrey, ACT Chief Nursing
and Midwifery Officer
“ACT Nursing has been celebrating International Nurses and Midwives Day by holding a breakfast for the past five years. The hospitals in the ACT nominate their outstanding nurses for certificates of appreciation.

“The morning is designed to be about the nurses in the ACT; for them to take time out and relax and for us to celebrate and recognise the important role they play in the lives of our community” commented Deb Stratford, ACT Nursing Service Team Leader.

International Nurses Day occurs every year on 12 May, also marking the anniversary of Florence Nightingale.