Celebrating our nursing team on International Nurses Day!

Celebrating our nursing team on International Nurses Day!
Posted on Wed 12 May 2021

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated this day for almost 50 years. Since 1974, International Nurses Day has been held today, 12 May, to mark the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. It’s a day to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions nurses make to society.

The theme for this year’s International Nurses Day is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – something that’s particularly relevant during the current climate across the world during COVID 19.

Did you know that Cerebral Palsy Alliance has more than 40 nurses working in various settings, providing expertise and support across:

  • Nurse Educators who work within Training Alliance facilitating health related courses.
  • Within the wider Clinical Governance team is the Health Team, which consists of our Health Manager Mel Hammel and and four clinical nurse specialists, across Sydney, Hunter and Central Coast who work with our clients living in our group homes plus those who access our Lifestyle programs or Packforce. The role of the Health Team is to support clients and the staff who support our clients to provide clinical advice, client health support plans, client health specific training, hospital supports, evidence based practice, palliative care, and much more.
  • Registered Nurses who work within some of our group homes. Some of our clients have higher health support needs, and so need a registered nurse to support them to live as healthily and safely as possible. The registered nurses actively support our clients and their specialised health needs.

All the nurses who work in the various roles across the organisation contribute greatly in improving health outcomes for our clients. Their roles have been pivotal during COVID 19 and all remain vigilant in supporting staff to watch for any signs our clients may be unwell and to implement appropriate health supports.

Many of our Supported Independent Living homes also have full-time nurses, who play a crucial role in the wellbeing of clients by coordinating, consulting, giving advice, care plans, health expertise, training and safety.

So while we acknowledge and celebrate CPA's nursing teams all year round, May 12 is a special day to say thanks to this vital part of the CPA family!

Two hugely influential members of the CPA family were recognised at CPA Allambie last week as they celebrated a combined 30 years of service.

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