International Nurses Day 2010

Happy International Nurses’ Day  12 May
Happy International Midwives’ Day 5 May

Pretty in pink

Nurses at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital brightened the place up by dressing in colourful outfits to celebrate International Nurses’ Day. The theme was a ‘happy day in May’ and they raised money to go towards the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust.

Wake up and smell the coffee

Dragan Novakovic, owner of Bogota Coffee, was so happy with the care nurses at RPA Hospital delivered to his dad Nikola, that he wanted to give a token of his thanks on International Nurses’ Day. Dragan and his staff packaged up 50kgs of freshly roasted coffee beans into beautiful 100g packs, which were delivered to delighted staff members on 12 May.

Sweet delights for Port Macquarie midwives

Midwives at Port Macquarie Hospital celebrated International Midwives’ Day with a fruit and chocolate box supplied by the NSWNA.

Let them eat cake

First-year RNs celebrated International Nurses’ Day with a delicious cake. Cutting the cake is Director of Nursing Robin Norton.

Wined and dined

Sydney Children’s Hospital was a hive of activity on IND. The day kicked off with afternoon tea and a slide show, followed by a delivery of food, fruit, pastries and drinks for the night-duty staff to each ward at 3am in the morning by Phyllis Moran, Director of Nursing. A Nurses Dinner (private function room with a three-course meal) was also held at the Coogee Bay Hotel on 14 May.

Bushland thanks nurses

Aged care provider Bushland Health Group acknowledged the great work of its nurses on International Nurses’ Day. ‘We want to thank all of our wonderful nurses who enthusiastically and diligently care for our residents and improve the quality of their life,’ said a spokesperson. Pictured (left to right) are nurses from the group’s Karingal Gardens facility: Kim Saville, Sarina Budden, Gwenda Pullen, Shirley O’Neill and Jonette Ruprecht.

Tea time

Nurses and community health staff at Urbenville MPS posed for a photo before sharing morning tea with some of the residents and visitors to the facility on International Nurses’ Day.

Double celebrations at Westmead 

Midwives at Westmead Hospital’s Maternity Ward celebrated news that, after more than 14 months of a recruitment freeze, the hospital will be advertising 17 midwifery positions at Westmead. The move to advertise positions at Westmead followed rallies across the Sydney West Area Health Service where midwives and nurses protested against the lack of recruitment, citing fears that safe patient care was at risk. So International Midwives’ Day was a day for double celebrations!

It’s a boy! 

What better way to mark International Midwives’ Day than a birth! A beautiful baby boy, Hayden, popped out at 5.34am on 5 May at The Tweed Hospital.

Music to his ears

EEN Danny Grammel was the proud recipient of Coledale Hospital’s Nursing Excellence Award on IND. The hospital holds the event each year, which recognises the outstanding efforts and achievements of its nurses. Management provided a delicious lunch for all nurses, and Danny was presented with an MP3 player. He is pictured cutting a celebratory cake to mark the occasion.

Tea time at Wollongong

Midwives at Wollongong celebrated their special day with an afternoon tea where everyone brought food.

Booked up

Midwives at Wagga Wagga celebrated International Midwives’ Day by attending a book launch at Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga Campus). The book was No Births on Monday by midwife Dr Mavis Gaff-Smith. This is her third title and Mavis is donating the proceedings from the book’s sales to the Australian College of Midwives Scholarship Fund for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Midwives who attended the launch also celebrated 20 years of midwifery education (Distance Education) at CSU Wagga Wagga.