Woodland Hospital Celebrates International Nurses Day
We celebrated “International Nurses Day”, an annual event which takes place on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth ( 12th May). It is a day we mark and thank the contributions that our wonderful nurses make to our local healthcare community. Woodland nurses are dedicated to provided excellent care and treatment for our NHS and private patients.
We are fortunate to have five founding nurses still working at the Hospital who are currently in their 29th year of service: Jane Jackson, Mary Green, Deborah Harker, Claire Smith and Ian Fraser.
Shaun Thompstone, Head of Clinical Services (Matron) commented “it is an important day in the calendar to thank all our fantastic nurses who work hard every day, always putting our patients first. They aim to provide first class care with compassion and professionalism. Our staff are consistently rising to the challenges of the changing healthcare environment. To quote Florence Nightingale, “No matter how difficult the days may get, never forget the reason you became a nurse”.
There was a cake competition, raffle, Afternoon Tea and other activities (perhaps with a little competition between departments) for the all the hospital staff to enjoy as a way of our thanks and appreciation.
We also celebrated National Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Day for all of our Theatre Practitioners on Tuesday 14th May 2019."We are really proud of our hard working and dedicated Theatre teams here at Woodland. They are a very versatile team, bringing together skills and expertise from the NHS, private sector, military and overseas backgrounds in order to provide first class elective care." - Shaun Thompstone, Head of Clinical Services (Matron). Two of our long standing ODPs, Rob and Ayub, have over 80 years experience collectively in a Theatre setting.if you would like to join our fantastic theatre team, click here for details: https://www.ramsayhealth.co.uk/careers/theatre-careers