LCHS Celebrates International Nurses' Day - May 12

Nurses across Lincolnshire will be celebrating their honoured profession for International Nurses' Day next week.

Staff from community teams and hospitals at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) will be taking part in a number of activities on Monday, May 12, to mark their dedicated careers.

Visitors to John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough will be able to explore the hospital's nursing heritage through a series of old photographs, while children can learn about Florence Nightingale through a poem, wordsearches and pictures to colour in.

At County Hospital, Louth, the nursing team on Carlton Ward will be taking a closer look at their length of service to the NHS, while those on Manby Ward will be showcasing uniforms past and present.

At Skegness Hospital, the team will be hosting their very own nurses' bake off. Visitors will also be invited to stop by for a coffee and cake, and browse through a display of photographs of Skegness Hospital through the ages.

Old photographs of Spalding's nursing history will be shared on Welland Ward at Johnson Community Hospital, and a display on the history of nursing will be in the Minor Injuries Unit and on television screens in the Outpatients department.

Lisa Green, Deputy Chief Nurse at LCHS, said: "On behalf of everyone at LCHS, I would like to give thanks to all of the nursing staff in our services across Lincolnshire and Peterborough. Every day I continue to be humbled by the dedication they give to their patients, whether it's to the new born children having their first visit from a health visitor, through to those supporting families and individuals receiving end of life care."