Celebrating ‘International Nurses’ Day’
International Nurses’ Day was celebrated on Wednesday 12th May, with our own Dovehaven nurses being recognised for their kindness, compassion and caring.
Manchester House and Dean Wood Manor both celebrated the nursing profession, with Dean Wood Manor also celebrating the trailblazing nurses of the past. They made a fantastic display of those nurses who have been in the profession since nursing was established over a century ago.
Of course, in Dovehaven we have members of the senior team members who are qualified nurses, as well, of course, as many residents in our homes.
Church View have three residents who worked as nurses and these are their stories:
Pat qualified at 22 years of age and loved being a nurse, she specialised in surgery and said her favourite part of the job was helping and organising emergencies. The least favourite job was cleaning the sluice!
Margaret worked in care from the age of 15 and then went into her nursing career. Margaret loved being a nurse and specialised in palliative care. Margaret still has a beautiful caring nature, like the saying goes, ‘once a nurse always a nurse’.
Kath qualified as nurse at the age of 21. She worked in several Welsh hospitals and in Broadgreen, Liverpool. Kath loved nursing and specialised in general medicine, she says he favourite part of the role was helping people be free from pain and she loved to teach .
Brooklands were also able to tell us something about Colette, a retired nurse. She worked for 22 years in the Royal Liverpool. Old habits die hard, Colette is the chief bed maker at Brooklands and happily checks the care staff are all in line!
We appreciate their experience, skills and talents and are so happy we are able to highlight their years of dedicated service to the general public.