This year’s theme celebrates the day-to-day work of nurses in progressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - including ending poverty, increasing gender equality and improving access to education.
We acknowledge the dedication and commitment of nurses everywhere, and especially the remarkable role nurses play in advancing the health and wellbeing of people here in Victoria.
Ann Maree Keenan is Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services.
On International Nurses Day, Ann Maree celebrated and highlighted the important role of our nurses:
‘Our nurses are essential for improving the quality and safety of care delivered across our health system.
‘Nurses provide the constant presence throughout a person’s healthcare experience and have enormous power to ensure that experience is the best one possible.
‘Today we celebrate our nurses, tirelessly working to ensure Victorians receive high-quality and safe care. I am very proud of my fellow nurses in Victoria and I thank them for their efforts every day.
‘Happy International Nurses Day’!
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See the celebrations happening globally online at: #internationalnursesday
Victoria’s Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer and Chief Mental Health Nurse have key roles in developing a collaborative and strategic approach to nursing and midwifery for Victoria and nationally.
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