International Nurses Day

Nurses around the world will be celebrated on Thursday 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth now known as International Nurses Day.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), the North East’s provider of mental health and disability services, employs several thousand nurses, providing care in the fields of mental health, learning disabilities and neurorehabilitation.

We value our whole workforce and are immensely proud of our nursing staff who embody the values of our trust; providing the best possible care, delivered by the best people so that our patients experience the best outcome. We have caring and compassionate staff and I’m proud of the services we provide and the differences our nurses make to people’s lives.

Lisa Crichton-JonesNTW Executive Director of Workforce and OD

NTW is one of the largest mental health and disability Trusts in England employing more than 6,000 staff, serving a population of approximately 1.4 million. NTW nurses work from over 60 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

International Nurses Day has been celebrated each year since 1974. In the UK the Royal College of Nurses are encouraging everyone to tell them why they are proud to be a nurse by using the hashtag #whyInurse