Celebrating International Nurses Day

12 May 2020


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Today on International Nurses Day, we are proud to celebrate the contribution of our Neurocare community neurological nursing team and nursing colleagues across Australia, and around the world, for the incredible impact made in the neurological community.

We acknowledge the dedication and strength of all nurses around the world for the incredible work being carried out during COVID-19.

International Nurses Day this year is particularly special as the World Health Organisation has designated 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and because it falls on the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has set the theme for this year’s celebration as – Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health.

The theme aims to demonstrate how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges. Furthermore, ICN encourages nurses and the public to help raise the profile of the profession throughout the year and to attract a new generation into the nursing family.

The ICN leads International Nurses Day celebrations on 12 May each year. The day also marks the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Check out some of our celebratory photos

At the Neurological Council of Western Australia, we had a wonderful morning tea celebrating with our Neurocare community neurological nursing team.

We were also thrilled to receive a lovely message from Dr Robina Redknap (Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, WA Department of Health) and her team wishing us a Happy International Nurses Day and day of celebration!

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NCWA International Nurses Day 2020 Neurocare Team 12 May 2020
NCWA International Nurses Day 2020 Neurocare team photo 12 May 2020
NCWA International Nurses Day 2020 Cake
NCWA International Nurses Day 2020 Balloons

Meet some of our Neurocare community neurological nurses

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NCWA Albany Neurocare nurses
NCWA Bunbury Neurocare Team
NCWA Geraldton Carolyn Ingvarson
Optimized NCWA and Neurocare Perth Metro team 1
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NCWA Neurocare Bunbury Team 12 May 2020
  • First photo: Liz Parker and Stephanie Emmett from our Albany Neurocare team.
  • Second photo: Wendy McDonald, Morag Blunden and Eileen Murray from our Bunbury Neurocare team.
  • Third photo: Carolyn Ingvarson from our Geraldton Neurocare team.
  • Fourth photo: Dianne Hull, Kathy McCoy, Marihella De Castro, Kym Heine, Janice Guy and Renae Heine from our Perth metro Neurocare team.
  • Fifth photo: Rachel Barnes (decked out in her PPE gear) from our Perth metro team - our Neurocare nurses working safely!
  • Sixth photo: Another photo of our fabulous Bunbury team!