Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is proudly celebrating nurses this International Nurses’ Day.

2020 marks 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale; the woman who paved the way for modern nursing. This year has also been named International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation.

In ordinary times, today would have been a massive cause for celebration amongst the nursing community. However, times right now are extraordinary, and nursing staff across the world are working harder than ever to tackle Coronavirus.

On International Nurses’ Day, people are invited to thank nursing staff for not only their exceptional skills, but also for their humanity.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“This International Nurses’ Day, 200 years since Florence Nightingale was born, I would like to thank all of our nursing staff for their amazing work, both during the Coronavirus pandemic and before.


“Nurses are some of our most caring, dedicated and hardworking professionals, without who society would be unable to function.


“Not only do nurses deserve our appreciation and thanks, today and every other day, but they also deserve adequate funding and PPE to ensure that they are safe at work.”

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