St John Ambulance supports Nurses’ Day

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St John Ambulance is proud to support Nurses’ Day (12 May) and celebrate the invaluable contribution of nurses to the organisation.

Nurses' Day is organised by the Royal College of Nursing and is celebrated on 12 May each year, as a tribute to the amazing work of Florence Nightingale who was born on that day in 1820.

St John Ambulance nurses dedicate their spare time to working tirelessly alongside first aiders, doctors, paramedics and other healthcare professionals to administer care to those who need it. As well as managing and providing treatment, nurses use their knowledge and skills to teach first aid – all in their role as volunteers.

It’s important that we all remember the real difference nurses can make to the care of the sick and injured..

Dr Alison Leary
Chief Nursing Officer, St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance nurses attend duties at all kinds of events across the counties ranging from festivals, fetes, concerts and major events such as the London Marathon.

At this year’s event, St John Ambulance nurses helped to treat over 6,000 people throughout the day. In addition to this, some St John Ambulance programmes are led by nurses such as the Carer support programme and Homeless service in Brighton which is a nurse-led mobile health unit.

Dr Alison Leary, Chief Nursing Officer at St John Ambulance, said: ‘Our nurses volunteer all year round but I’m happy that 12 May is a day when we can honour their hard work and dedication. It’s important that we all remember the real difference nurses can make to the care of the sick and injured, and their contribution to St John Ambulance’s work in providing life saving first aid.’