Media Release

Celebrating our Nursing superheroes

Nurses Day gave an opportunity to celebrate the compassion and care given by Nurses and Midwives at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A VIP guest, celebratory meals and craft competitions were among the ways in which staff across the hospital helped to celebrate the impact made by the dedicated nursing staff.

Nurses Day is held on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, to celebrate the difference nurses make to their patients.


Regional Chief Nurse Lynne Wigens visited The QEH and enjoyed lunch with so

me of the nurses earlier today (Friday, May 12).

Coffee and cakes were served in the hospital’s restaurant, The Hub, for Nurses and their other colleagues.

Tracey Snape, from Windsor Ward, won the cake and craft competition, with Karen Ratcliffe and Rachel Fletcher as runners-up.

A quiz and a host of posters celebrating nursing staff from a range of departments, including Rudham, A&E and ITU, was also part of the celebrations.

Nurses and Midwives also enjoyed a celebratory meal at the Le Strange Arms, Hunstanton, on May 11.

Director of Nursing Emma Hardwick said: “This has been a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our Nurses and Midwives who go always go the extra mile for their patients and colleagues.

“We have been touched by the swell of support from members of the public who have commented over social media.

“We have had a wonderful day.”



Nurses and midwives from Women’s and Children’s Services enjoy the dinner Picture: Roger Wilson, Kelson Photography

 Regional Chief Nurse Lynne Wigens with some of the nurses from the QEH Picture: Victoria Fear

 Deputy Director of Nursing Val Newton with Matrons Claire Kent, Catheryn Abbs-Rowe, Milena Krasinska-Chavez and Glynis Bennett Picture: Victoria Fear

One of the cakes featured in the craft and cakes competition. Picture: Victoria Fear

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