Siobhan Gregory, director of quality and clinical excellence shares her story on choosing nursing as a profession:
"International Nurses' Day is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the fantastic work of nurses at Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust. The nursing profession is as important today as it has ever been and we will celebrate the impact that modern day nurses make to healthcare.
"On a personal note, I would like to thank our nurses for their hard work and commitment to our patients.
"I started nursing when I was 17 years old and far too many years later, I still look forward to coming to work every day. I believe in the NHS and that we as clinicians make a positive difference to people lives. When I’ve been out with the staff, I am always humbled by the kindness and compassion I see.
"It makes me very proud that we have such dynamic and committed staff. In these times of change and the financial challenges facing the NHS it can be easy to focus on the difficult things and forget just how many good things there are, these good things are because of the commitment of our dedicated nursing workforce."
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