South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH) will celebrate ‘National Nurse’s Week’ from Monday 6th to Friday 10th October.
Seen as an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of its nurses, to highlight to the public the many roles which nurses carry out and to encourage an interest in nursing as a career, National Nurse’s Week will be launched by Ms. Joan Browne (Director of Nursing at STGH) at 10am on Monday 6th October in the main foyer at STGH. Information stands will be placed in the foyer which will show the diverse professional roles of specialist areas such as Palliative Care, Oncology, Haematology, Infection Prevention and Contro. Recently appointed General Manager of STGH Ms. Grace Rothwell is looking forward to the occasion: “Everyone here at STGH works as a team and nurses are of course a critical part of that. We try to empower our staff to be the best they can be in an environment that nurtures new research and encourages staff to deliver the best evidenced based care. We’ve had great support from the people of South Tipp.
“We face challenges, as a 193 bed hospital with a range of specialties in catering to a catchment area of over 125,000 of a population but we’re very proud that we have such a vibrant hospital serving those communities. Our aim is to have a safe and welcoming environment, where the staff are noted for their kindness and caring, for placing the needs of the patients and their families above all else, and for maintaining patient dignity and respect.”