Forster Private Hospital took the opportunity to celebrate the contribution of its nursing staff on Tuesday, May 12 for International Nurses Day.
The 85-person nursing team was treated to a barbecue lunch in the courtyard.
Forster Private Hospital executive assistant, Tracey Stallings, said the nurses received many lovely messages of thanks from both patients and co-workers.
"We really wanted to make our nursing team feel appreciated, especially during these dubious times," Ms Stallings said.
"They really are our fearless healers."
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International Nurses Day is held each year on May 12, in line with the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is considered the founder of modern nursing.
The day was established by the International Council of Nurses in 1974 to highlight the important role nurses play in health care.
The World Health Organisation has declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in an effort to recognise and showcase the contributions of nurses and midwives to patients and the health system more broadly.
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