NURSES and midwives will attend a Coventry Cathedral ceremony to mark International Nurses’ Day.
There will also be a procession through the city centre beforehand next Friday.
The event also marks the International Day of the Midwife.
It is the second time the annual event has been staged involving Coventry and Warwickshire nurses and midwives.
In attedance will be 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.
Mandy Braimbridge, assistant director of nursing for Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, said, “Last year was the first time NHS Nurses and Midwives from across Coventry and Warwickshire came together to celebrate International Nurses’ Day and International Day of the Midwife.
“It was an incredibly uplifting and inspirational event which left everyone feeling extremely proud of their profession. We are delighted that we have been able to work with colleagues at our neighbouring Trusts and Coventry University to organise this event again.”
This year’s master of ceremonies will be the director of nursing for George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Michelle Norton.
She said: “I am honoured to be master of ceremonies at this year’s event, which will showcase examples of the incredible work nurses and midwives do.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to our dedicated teams of nurses and midwives who are real heroes every day.”
The event will run from 10am to 2pm. This will include the parade through the city centre, in addition to guest speakers and live music.