Far West LHD Honours Nurses and Midwives
Health services around NSW are coming together to honour the work of our nurses and midwives.
With International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses Day on 12 May, this is the perfect time to celebrate, said Ms Dale Sutton, Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery, Far West LHD.
'Far West LHD is proud of its Nurses and Midwives in the way they tirelessly demonstrate exceptional quality care to our patients and community day in and day out,' said Ms Sutton.
'International Nurses and Midwives Day is a special opportunity to say thank you and recognize their many contributions they make to our communities across the District, especially during these challenging times.'
There are more than 50,000 Nurses and Midwives in NSW Health's hospitals and services and they provide safe, quality care for the people of NSW. They are the 'Healing Hearts' of the NSW Health service.
To support the 'Healing Hearts' initiative in FWLHD, blue and purple hearts, representing the colours of nursing and midwifery, will pop up in LHD health services in the form of stickers, posters and postcards.
Staff and the community are encouraged to post pictures of themselves wearing the stickers on social media, using the hashtags #everyperson and #exceptionalcare.
The Healing Heart postcards provide a way to recognise and thank nurses and midwives for their unique contribution.
In the 2019/20 Budget the NSW Government committed $2.8 billion to recruit a total of 8,300 frontline health staff over the next four years, including 5,000 nurses and midwives.
For more information, go to NSW Health's dedicated Nursing and Midwifery page: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/Pages/default.aspx
To follow the campaign online, search for the hashtags #everyperson and #exceptionalcare.