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Trust celebrates International Nurses Day with local school and MP

Posted on Thursday 12th May 2016
Nurses Day 2016

Photo (L-R back row) John Stevenson MP, Gina Tiller Chair of North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, Julie Bowman Lead Nurse Dermatology and Medical Procedures, Stephen Eames Chief Executive, Anna Stabler Deputy Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has today been marking International Nurses Day at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle with a series of stalls and exhibitions.

John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle, joined nurses, senior staff and children from local Newtown Community Primary School, to mark the day which celebrates the hard work and dedication of nurses.

Pupils from the school have this week learned all about Florence Nightingale – who was born 196 years ago today – and each drew a picture of her in lessons, whilst learning all about her and modern day nurses at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

John Stevenson MP, Chief Executive Stephen Eames and Anna Stabler, Deputy Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals met with various members of staff and found out all about the history of the hospital, which first opened in 1841 as a 40-bed unit.

Maurya Cushlow, Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “As a nurse I feel privileged and proud to belong to this profession and honoured to work alongside all my colleagues. I have been struck by the caring and kindness of everybody I’ve met and their willingness to discuss and share challenges and experiences in the midst of very busy days.”