Happy International Nurses Day

12/May/2019     Health

On International Nurses Day, Mater is celebrating the 2642 nurses who care for patients, their families and the community.

Nurses are an integral part of any health service and at Mater we celebrate their multifaceted role as care giver, patient advocate and educator.

Mater Health CEO Sean Hubbard recognises the contribution nurses at South Brisbane, Springfield and Redland make.

“Nurses are respectful, patient and possess great problem solving skills which they demonstrate every shift,” Mr Hubbard said.

“Balancing technical expertise with empathy is something our nurses do remarkably well.

“We receive daily feedback from patients and their families complimenting the care and support they receive at Mater,” he said.

Patient feedback is heartfelt, whether given in written, online or verbal form.

“A big thank you to the beautiful and amazing nurses in the day surgery unit! You are amazing! So kind, caring, witty and professional! Absolute earth angels. Thank you for looking after me so well,” wrote one patient.

While another said “A very big thank you to the nurses that looked after me for the past week. They were kind and professional. They respected my privacy and dignity at all times and were there when I needed them the most.”

These are just a sample of thank you messages repeated every day, across Mater.

“Mater has been built on a tradition of giving and for more than 100 years, our nurses have continued to provide compassionate, quality care in line with the Sisters of Mercy values,” Mr Hubbard said.

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