Year of the Nurse: Message from Sarah

2020 marks the first ever Year of the Nurse. We’re celebrating here at St Elizabeth Hospice by taking the chance to chat to our nursing staff about what their job means to them and connect to our patients and families who wish to share their thanks to the dedicated team.

This week, we’re highlighting one of the nursing staff members.

Sarah Empson has been working at St Elizabeth Hospice for nearly three years and loves her job.

Here she tells us her most memorable day and why Year of the Nurse is so important:

“Year of the Nurse gives us recognition for all the team’s work and it feels like we’re one big community together. It’s so rewarding helping families and patients get through their difficult times and making their lives better.

The most memorable moments on the job have been getting a patient ready for their wedding day and helping to organise a princess party for a patient’s daughter. It’s those little things that can make their day.”

If you want to share your own message of thanks to our nursing team, please email us here.

How else can I get involved?

You can help us mark Year of the Nurse this July by wearing something blue and sharing your thanks on social media!

We’re encouraging staff and supporters to #WearBlueToSayThankYou. We’ve already had people donning blue football shirts, PPE masks and summer dresses for the campaign. Whether it’s your favourite hat, rocking bright blue nails or eyeshadow or your comfy blue socks, join in by tagging our account on FacebookTwitter or Instagram and hashtag #WearBlueToSayThankYou to get involved!

We’ll be sharing pictures later this month here and on our channels!

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