Year of the Nurse and Midwife The World Health Organisation has deemed 2020 as the Global Year of the Nurse and Midwife in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. It’s widely agreed that Nurse Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing and paved the way towards how nurses work today. Nurses and Midwives are the largest workforce globally so it’s not before time there is a worldwide campaign in recognition. At Strathcarron Hospice we have a wide range of nurses and welcome placements from Nurse Apprentices to learn and eventually become fully trained after their studies. As we have an in-house Education Team we are able to give them the very best in palliative care training. Just as Midwives have only one chance to get things right at birth, so Palliative Care Nurses face the same at the end of life. It takes a unique person to provide specialist palliative care whilst also supporting families and friends of their precious loved one. It’s important also that our own team is developed and constantly supported to make improvements where we can and we invest in our nurses as part of our commitment to them and, ultimately, patient care. Last week a study day took place at the Hospice, led by Dr Sally Boa, the head of education at Strathcarron. We are committed to delivering the very best palliative care. Please browse our website to find out more about our range of services.