2020 has been named by the World Health Organisation as the ‘International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’ in honour of what would have been Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday.
At Havens Hospices our nurses help provide vital care for families across Essex when they need us most, so throughout the year we wanted to share the story of the nurses who are ‘Making every day count’ for the children and adults we care for.
Louise is a nurse in our In-Patient Unit at Fair Havens, she said “I really enjoy being a nurse at Fair Havens because it allows me to care for people the way they deserve to be cared for.
“When patients and families are experiencing the most difficult time of their lives they need someone in their corner, and at Fair Havens we’re there to support them with kindness and compassion.
“We’re privileged here because we can sit with patients and spend time with their relatives. They always come as part of a package and that includes children, grandchildren, aunts and uncles and we do have the time to care for everybody.
“Fair Havens is an amazing place to work – today hospices are used to support patients throughout their illness and support them to live and make the most of the time they have left.”
To find out about nursing careers at Havens Hospices click here.