Today, 12th May 2020 marks the 200th Birthday of Florence Nightingale, to celebrate this occasion three roses have been planted at Liverpool Women's Hospital.
This is a special year for Liverpool Women's Hospital, not only is it 25 years at the current hospital site in Crown Street but it is also the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Many celebration plans where in place until we encountered the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
To mark the occasion of Florence Nightingales 200th Birthday in the Year of the Nurse and Midwife Caron Lappin, Director of Nursing and Midwifery planted three roses as a celebration of all the amazing work that is undertaken by Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (AHP's) at Liverpool Women's Hospital. Colleagues locally, nationally and internationally were remembered who have lost their lives through these challenging times.
The three roses have been individually named to represent 'Midwives', 'Nurses' and the 'Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Strategy' that was launched earlier this year.
Caron Lappin, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Liverpool Women's Hospital said "I would like to thank all the Nurses and Midwives for their response and care to our patients during these unprecedented times."
Over the past week we have celebrated International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day virtually by sharing some photos and videos that have been collected over recent months. These short videos show why our nurses and midwives care, you can see these on the Liverpool Women's Hospital social media channels.