Nurses Day

A collage of Helderberg Hospice nurses, top row from left; Sr Murial Franse, Sr Lynne Kinleyside, and Sr Sherry Dwyer; second row, Sr Rumay Oosthuizen, Sr Lance Geldenhuys and Sr Angie Botha; and bottom row, Sr Alice Belchem, Sr Fransie Morey and Sr Julia Stuurman.

The 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday was marked by International Nurses day on Tuesday May 12. Known as “The Lady with the Lamp” and recognised as having started nursing as we know it, her legacy also inspired the World Health Organisation to officially declare 2020 as The International Year of the Nurse, in recognition of the contribution nurses make. Being a nurse is not just a job, but a heartfelt calling. It is synonymous with goodwill, reliability and compassion.

Amidst Covid-19, 2020 is a year like no other, as countries around the world acknowledge the sacrifices made by nurses and nursing for the continued health of their communities. Helderberg Hospice appreciates all nurses and the work they so unselfishly do, as well as those who stand behind and support them. Visit or call 021 852 4608 for information.