Year of the Nurse: Chief Nursing Officer celebrates our inspirational nurses


2020 is the World Health Organisations Year of the Nurse and Midwife - a year-long effort to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives.

While highlighting the challenging conditions nurses often face, organisations across the world are coming together and advocating for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce.

Recently, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White, invited eight of our nurses to discuss their nursing experiences and thank them for their work across the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor White praised their “collective dedication and commitment,” and acknowledged our nurses’ influential work; inspiring the next generation of lifesavers.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, many of our 90 volunteer nurses have continued to work in a variety of settings - from intensive care units and care homes to paediatric and mental health departments, attending critically ill patients.

It was a pleasure and a privilege to speak to Professor White and I’d like to extend my thanks to her for taking the time to speak with us.

Our nurses have shown care and commitment to the patients in all settings from ITU, care homes, mental health, paediatrics, district nursing and amongst others and the support from Professor White to all of our nurses, in these unprecedented times, really means a lot.

On behalf of St John Ambulance Cymru, I cannot thank our nurses enough for their dedication to nursing and volunteering,”

St John Ambulance Cymru Nursing Officer, Jane Collier


Published August 3rd 2020

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