Tue, 05/12/2020 | News

Celebrating nurses on International Nurses Day

Each year, the month of May has two days of international awareness to acknowledge and celebrate the work of midwives and nurses. International Day of the Midwife was celebrated on Tuesday 5 May, and International Day of the Nurse is being celebrated today on Tuesday 12 May. The year 2020 was also designated  as “International Year of the Nurse and Midwife” by the World Health Organization to acknowledge the vital role midwives and nurses play in health promotion, disease prevention and delivery of care in all settings.

The PAEDS network would like to acknowledge the work of all our nurses involved in undertaking active hospital-based surveillance of serious childhood diseases. Our PAEDS nurses are the "engine room" of the network, engaging with clinicians and laboratory staff to identify children who meet criteria for conditions under surveillance. They demonstrate leadership through collaboration with researchers across our national network, engage with children and families with kindness and empathy and play a valuable role in educating clinicians and families on important public health messages.

To learn more about the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and how you can get involved and support midwives and nurses, click here.