International nurses day! 🩺
🩺Today is International Nurses Day! 💪
On 12 May 1820, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born exactly. To celebrate this day, we would like to share with you her story.
Florence Nightingale and other 38 nurses were the first women to leave as volunteers for the Crimean war. Many injured soldiers used to die because of poor hygiene, but Florence Nightingale and her colleagues assisted many patients and improved environmental and individual hygiene. The mortality rate decreased dramatically.
During the Covid 19 pandemic, nurses were at the forefront with doctors, healthcare assistants and all medical staff. They had exhausting work shifts and they are subject to great psychological stress. Most people called them “heroes”, but, in some EU Member States, they are underpaid.
This is not acceptable. It is necessary that nurses’ work is always appreciated, not only in emergency times. They must have an adequate salary. But above all, the safe working conditions of nurses must be guaranteed.
The picture below is “Game Changer”, Banksy's new work on display at the General Hospital of Southampton, dedicated to nurses.
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