HealthTrust Europe Celebrates International Nurses Day with a Visit to Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

HealthTrust Europe’s Chief Operating Officer, Dale Robinson, enjoyed a visit to Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust this week to mark International Nurses Day.

Despite the challenging circumstances nurses often face, nurses go above and beyond to deliver critical care to patients every day. That is why each year on May 12th – the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing – people across the world come together to celebrate International Nurses Day and acknowledge the exceptional work that nurses do.

The theme of this year’s International Nurses Day is ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health.’ This year, the International Council for Nurses (ICN) celebrates the day by raising awareness about the rights and struggles of Nurses, aiming to educate people and nurses on how to create a better working environment.

In the lead up to International Nurses Day, Dale Robinson was pleased to be invited to spend the day at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust on Monday 9th May. He was able to spend time speaking with nurses across various wards to hear their unique stories and experiences of working at the Trust, particularly relating to the challenges they faced due to COVID-19, and those that remain as we emerge from the pandemic.

Earlier this year, HealthTrust Europe announced that Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity – part of the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust – is the company’s chosen charity to support in 2022. HealthTrust Europe selected this charity because it is the local hospital to the company’s Head Office in Edgbaston, and many of our team members have either spent time at the Hospital themselves or have been impacted in some way by the work that the Trust undertakes.

As the Trust – like many others across the country – continues to grapple with financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic, HealthTrust Europe is proud to be able to support the vital care provided through our fundraising initiative.

Dale Robinson, Chief Operating Officer at HealthTrust Europe, said:

“It was a privilege to spend the day at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to mark International Nurses Day, and I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to some of the inspirational nurses who deliver excellent care to patients each and every day.

I, like many of my colleagues at HealthTrust Europe, have been positively impacted by the work of this Trust at various points in my life. Being able to give back to the Trust through our company-wide fundraising initiative in 2022 is something we are very proud of. We hope that this support goes some way in demonstrating just how valued this Trust is to our colleagues.”

 Dearbhla Craddock, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to have been chosen as HealthTrust Europe’s charity of the year and can’t wait to see what we’re able to achieve together through this fantastic partnership.

“Through their fundraising and support, HealthTrust Europe will be helping us to improve our hospital environment and patient experience, find breakthrough cures and treatment through research and enable us to purchase the latest state-of-the-art equipment.”