11 May 2018
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has thanked nurses for leading the health of their communities on International Nurses Day.
International Nurses Day is held on 12 May each year and this year’s theme is ‘Nurses a voice to lead: Health is a human right.’
‘Nurses lead the way in ensuring safe, accessible healthcare for individuals and communities across Australia,’ NMBA Chair Associate Professor Lynette Cusack said.
‘Nurses are on the front line of healthcare and make a huge difference to people’s lives by providing care that recognises people’s specific needs, and works in partnership with their families and communities. Thank you all for making healthcare more accessible across Australia.’
Associate Professor Cusack said that the NMBA was pleased to offer further support for nurses over the past year.
‘Last year we launched an independent health service specifically for nurses and midwives,’ Associate Professor Cusack said.
‘Nurse & Midwife Support gives nurses a confidential place to have a chat and find the right referral for their health issues. It helps nurses to find support to care for themselves, so they can continue caring for others.’
Nurse & Midwife Support is an independent service which can be reached 24 hours a day on 1800 667 877.