“This is a very special day as we celebrate you and all you do here at this wonderful place we have created together,” said Tersia Burger to the clinical staff present. “We honour you for the work you do, for the love and compassion you show our patients and their families, and for the emotional strength you display when you have to say goodbye over and over again. You are all magnificent,” she added.
International Nurses’ Day is named after Florence Nightingale who was born on 12 May 1820, and is respected and honoured for changing the face of nursing from a mostly untrained profession to a highly-skilled and well-respected medical profession, as well as turning the nursing profession into patient-centred work.
Caption: Passionate about their calling (from left to right) – Stepping Stone Hospice’s Clinical Services Manager, Sr Sheryl Newman with Sr. Margi Bollman and Sr. Tina Pieterse