23rd Sep, 2018

Coventry Cathedral to host International Nurses' Day and Day of the Midwife

Felix Nobes 3rd May, 2018

COVENTRY healthcare providers are calling on nurses and midwives of the past, present and future to celebrate International Nurses’ and Midwives’ day.

On May 11 nurses and midwives from across Coventry and Warwickshire will come together for the third annual celebration event for International Nurses’ Day and International Day of the Midwife.

The event will consist of a procession through Coventry city centre leading into a ceremony at Coventry Cathedral.

The ceremony will showcase the incredible work of nurses and midwives in the area as nominated members of staff share their experiences.

This year the ceremony will also feature the Hollyfast Primary School choir from Coventry, who will welcome the nurses and midwives into the Cathedral.

Mandy Braimbridge, assistant director of nursing for Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, said: “This year is a year of celebrating as we all come together to mark 70 years of the NHS.

“We are incredibly excited that we are able to launch the celebrations with our annual event.

“This year we are inviting current and retired nurses and midwives, so we can thank everyone who has dedicated themselves to nursing or midwifery.”

The event will be attended by nurses and midwives from Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and student nurses and midwives from Coventry University.

Sarah Noble, head of midwifery at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust said: “It’s a real honour to lead the procession of nurses and midwives to Coventry Cathedral this year for what will be fantastic event.

“I hope to see lots of familiar faces as we join our colleagues from across the region to recognise the invaluable contribution that nurses and midwives make worldwide.”

If you are a retired nurse or midwife, who worked in Coventry or Warwickshire, then please contact communications@covwarkpt.nhs.uk for more information.

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