Guernsey Government House

International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

On Wednesday 9th December, Lady Corder hosted a reception to thank local nursing staff, and mark the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife - a global event designated by the World Health Organisation to thank healthcare professionals, whilst also promoting nursing and midwifery as careers with a great deal to offer.  There are currently 970 nurses and 53 midwives across the Bailiwick, working in hospitals, GP practises and across the community in care homes, schools and individuals' homes.

During the reception, special thanks were made to Lady Corder on behalf of the local nursing and midwifery community for her work in raising awareness of the work of nursing professionals.  In recognition of this, local nurses arranged for Lady Corder to be included in a book currently in production to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.

Lady Corder said "I am delighted to see the continued development of nursing as a profession in Guernsey.  As Florence Nightingale said "Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses. We must be learning all our lives"."

You can find out more about the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, please visit: 

Year of the Nurse Reception