Colten Care homes thank their nurses on 'Nurses Day'
Nurses thanked for their hard work, passion and commitment on Florence Nightingale's birthday.
New Forest care homes run by family-owned Colten Care have paid tribute to their hard-working and dedicated nurses on a special celebration day. Homes in New Milton, Lymington and Brockenhurst all marked Nurses’ Day with cakes, thank-you cards and even written certificates of recognition.
Held internationally, Nurses’ Day is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the famous ‘Lady with the Lamp’. Born in 1820, she is often cited as the founder of modern nursing.
At Kingfishers in New Milton, residents and team members gathered for afternoon tea and a homemade cake baked by in-house chefs. Its imaginative, medically-themed decoration featured a stethoscope, pills coming out of a tub and a traditional nurses’ red-cross badge.
In her speech of welcome, Home Manager Beata Brzozowska, an experienced nurse herself, said: “Like Florence Nightingale, today’s nurses dedicate their lives to looking after people. We want all our nurses to know that we and our residents value the work they do every single day.
“Nurses are amazing people and Nurses’ Day is an ideal chance to recognise them for their hard work, passion and commitment.”
Among those receiving certificates of recognition was Clinical Lead Zoe Mills, who moved to Colten Care from a hospital ward environment. Zoe said: “Working in a care home is very different to a hospital because it’s much easier to get to know the residents very well. They deserve the very best of care and that’s what we aim to provide.”
As well as Kingfishers, Nurses’ Day was celebrated at Colten Care’s three Lymington homes - Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and Linden House - and at Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst. Homes run by the group in Dorset, Wiltshire, Sussex and elsewhere in Hampshire also took part.
Colten Care employs RGNs (registered general nurses) and, at its dementia care homes, RMNs (registered mental nurses). They provide dedicated, round-the-clock clinical support to help with conditions associated with care of the older person. On behalf of each nurse it employs, Colten Care pays the annual registration fee required by the nursing regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT COLTEN CARE'S LOCAL HOMES
Colten Care operates six residential nursing and care homes in the local area, including three in Lymington: Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and dementia specialist Linden House. There are also homes in Brockenhurst (Woodpecker's), New Milton (Kingfisher's) and Mudeford (Avon Reach). Click on the links to find out more about each home...