St John Ambulance supports Nurses’ Day
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
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
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
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.’