Nurses treated to a home cooked meal

INTERNATIONAL Nurses Day on 12 May was a special event at The District Nurses this year when chief executive Kim Macgowan cooked a big breakfast for the organisations hard-working nursing staff.

Ms Macgowan said International Nurses Day was an important day to say thank you to the nurses, midwives and community support workers who do such important work in the community.

“We acknowledge the contribution of our nurses by holding an event that brings them together and it is always well received,” she said.

“We had more than 20 of our Registered Nurses and support staff in attendance for breakfast in the south of the state, our office in the north marked the day by holding a lunch and our north-west office got together for a morning tea.”

The District Nurses provide community and nursing care to more than 1500 clients and their families, employing more than 145 staff statewide.

This year’s theme for International Nurses Day was ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’.

Ms Mcgowan said the organisation had been providing nursing care to Tasmanians for more than 120-years.

“We will continue our focus on health promotion, health education, community development, general wellbeing, as well as providing the highest quality nursing care, domestic assistance and end of life care,” she said.

“The District Nurses are committed to evidence-based best practice through research and pride our longevity to innovation and continuous improvement, as well as delivering a high standard of service at all times.”

Caption: Staff at The District Nurses southern office was treated to a special breakfast on 12 May, cooked by their chief executive in honour of International Nurses Day.

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