East Coast Community Healthcare teams up with Red Cross to celebrate nurses’ day

ECCH staff get together to mark Nurses’ Day. Picture: Courtesy of ECCH

ECCH staff get together to mark Nurses Day. Picture: Courtesy of ECCH - Credit: Archant

East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH) joined forces with the Red Cross to mark National Nurses Day with a fundraising celebration.

Nurses from Minsmere Ward at Beccles Hospital on Nurses’ Day 2017. Picture: Courtesy of ECCH

Nurses from Minsmere Ward at Beccles Hospital on Nurses Day 2017. Picture: Courtesy of ECCH - Credit: Archant

Two special Red Cross 'HumaniTea' events were held at Beccles Community Hospital and ECCH's Lowestoft headquarters, Hamilton House, last Friday (May 12).

Staff from both organisations enjoyed refreshments and cake during their work breaks and raised £93 for Red Cross projects. Quizzes and games on a nursing theme were organised and certificates were distributed to all ECCH nurses in recognition of their work.

These can be submitted as part of the revalidation process nurses have to complete every three years to demonstrate they practice safely and effectively. National Nurses' Day is marked around the world every year on May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.

ECCH's chief executive Jonathan Williams, who became a nurse 35 years ago, said: 'This was a great way to celebrate all our nurses, whether they are district and hospital nurses or those who don't necessarily wear uniforms like health visitors and school nurses.


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'We recognise what a demanding job nursing is, in all its forms, and this was a way to say thank you and to raise money for the fantastic work of the Red Cross at the same time.'

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