Celebrating International Nurse Day | 12 May

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12 on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

International Nurses Day is a time to celebrate nurses around the world and highlight the wide scope of nurses shaping the health of all Australians.

This theme for 2022 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health.

There are around 450,000 registered nurses and midwives in Australia, making it the largest clinical workforce in the country. Victoria represents almost 125,000 of these registered nurses and midwives.

At Timboon and District Healthcare Service we have a diverse workforce consisting of about 60 nurses.

We have nurses working in:

  • District Nursing
  • Community Health
  • Quality Improvement
  • Regional Assessment
  • Practice Nursing
  • Executive area

Think about how the expertise of a nurse has improved your health or that of a loved one in the last 12 months. Maybe they cared for your child, organised community care for your parent, visited your parent at home to look after a wound, vaccinated you against COVID-19 or provided crucial support to a family member in their last moments?

Nurses are connected to our community in all different ways and they should be proud of the work that they do and the positive influence they and their work has on others.

Timboon and District Healthcare Service acknowledge and thank our wonderful nurses for the work they do.

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