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'Wonderful' nurses praised on International Nurses' Day

Pete with nurses

This International Nurses’ Day, nurses in Barchester care homes and hospitals across the UK are being thanked for their fantastic work and celebrated for the vital role they play in care settings.

A box of Thorntons chocolates has been sent to nurses by the care provider, with a message of thanks from its senior team, who have spoken of how proud they are of every Barchester nurse.

Dr Pete Calveley, CEO at Barchester Healthcare, said: “I would like to give my personal thanks to all our nurses. Each visit I make to our homes gives me confidence that we have some of the best nurses in the sector and the great work they do makes such a difference to the individuals we care for. I hope you all enjoy today!”

Julia Atherton, Barchester’s Director of Care and Quality said: “International Nurses’ Day is a chance to shout about how thoroughly wonderful our nurses are and thank them for their dedication, professionalism and valued contribution in this challenging, but rewarding role.

“I hope they celebrate and enjoy today!”

Nurses have an important role in care homes, ensuring that residents receive the best possible quality care daily and their expertise and dedication is crucial to delivering excellent services.

Registered Nurses also form bonds with the relatives of each individual in their care.  They understand the difficulties that relatives and friends may face when someone close to them moves in to a care setting.  They work hard to ensure that positive relationships are developed, so that family and friends feel supported.