Happy International Nurses Day

The 12th May is International Nurses Day which celebrates the contribution and hard work from nurses across the world. This takes place annually to mark the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.  

Florence Nightingale managed the care of soldiers during the Crimean War. She was known as “The Lady with the Lamp” because of her habit of doing rounds of the ward at night. She later founded the Nightingale Training School for Nurses at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. This was the first professional training school for nurses and led the way for nursing to be seen as a respectable career choice for women.  

Today there are over 720,000 nurses registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK. Although a majority work in hospitals, many work in diverse locations such as prisons, schools and oil rigs. There are 360,000 nurses working in social care and 95% of these nurses work in residential settings such as nursing homes.  

At Applegarth, our nurse-led team manages the care needs of up to 53 residents. Our Registered Nurses have a wealth of experience and we employ Registered General/Adult Nurses, Learning Disability Nurses and Mental Health Nurses to staff our Older Adult, Complex and Neurological units. There are nurses on hand 24 hours a day and they are supported by our healthcare and ancillary teams.  

We would like to wish a Happy Nurses Day to all our nurses at Applegarth and the colleagues who support them.  

If you are interested in joining the team at Applegarth then please visit our careers page to see our current vacancies