‘Shine a light’ for our nurses on Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and also celebrates International Nurses Day. This year we will ‘shine a light’ for our nurses this evening.

International Nurses Day is a yearly occasion, first held in 1965 to commend the crucial work that nurses do each day around the world. Since 1974, it has been held on the 12th May to coincide with the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth; the iconic founder of modern-day nursing and a pioneer in infection control.

Therefore people all over the world, unite and celebrate this day; to show their appreciation for today’s ‘Florence Nightingales.’ And the incredible work and contributions they make to our society.

Now, this year’s event, more than ever today is essential; as our nurses, together with all our key-workers, continue to lead the frontline against the coronavirus pandemic.

We are using the reference to the lamp carried by Florence Nightingale, to ask the public to ‘shine the light’ on our nurses for Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday by placing a light in our windows at 8 pm this evening.

Shine a light for our nurses