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International Nurse Day 2021

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. 

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), known as “The Lady With the Lamp,” was a British nurse, social reformer and statistician best known as the founder of modern nursing. Her experiences as a nurse during the Crimean War were foundational in her views about sanitation. She established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses in 1860. Her efforts to reform healthcare greatly influenced the quality of care in the 19 and 20 centuries.

Nursing staff working through the pandemic have shattered the stereotypes of nursing. The world has seen first-hand the fundamental role nursing plays in patient safety. To celebrate Nurses Day 2021 we have collated biographies of our nursing staff at Aston Healthcare to celebrate the amazing work they do on a daily basis. 

Jayne

Hi, I am Jayne the Nurse Lead and Practice Nurse at Roseheath Surgery.

I qualified as a registered nurse in 2019 and working in general practice before my training, I knew that this nursing pathway was for me. Health promotion is something that I am passionate about, anything can can help improve our longterm health and primary care is where this can be focused.

I am an ambassador for a campaign to promote exercise and strong belief in that this can be achieved by keeping moving, dancing in the kitchen or karate class – all good!

It took me until I reached 30 to make a move back to studying and I’ve not stopped since! Education and knowledge is key for me, it opened up a new world and now led me to head back to university to study advanced practice to become and advanced nurse practitioner which will allow me to offer more care and support for our patients and community.

Tracy

The last 11 years of my nursing journey have been such an experience; from student nurse to nurse then advanced nurse practitioner (ANP).

There have been tears and laughter , highs and lows , I never thought I would complete my Degree never mind my Masters!

Even with all the highs and lows as well as the pandemic , I would not change anything. I’ve learnt such a lot and met , nursed, treated and diagnosed so many inspirational people and their families.

My background was mainly A&E but I have worked across both the medical and surgical divisions in the hospital setting , as well as working in the community setting and now primary care.

I have also worked A&E major trauma which was a fast learning curve! Perhaps my most memorable experience was 4 weeks on the emergency sea king helicopters at RAF Anglesey as part of the search and rescue team; being winched onto cargo ships from a helicopter that flies with the door open in the middle of the North Sea is something I will not forget (the highlight being Prince William as the co-pilot).

I am proud to be an ANP and I am loving being part of the team at Aston Healthcare.

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