Senior Nurses at Birmingham Children’s Hospital will be swapping their nursing uniforms for traditional caps, dresses and pinafores this week as part of a special commemorative event of 150 years of nursing at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The event is taking place on Friday 19 October to celebrate the significant contribution nurses have made to the lives of children, young people and their families.
Nurses past and present have been invited to the event in the hospital’s Conservatory – as part of the 150th birthday celebrations - with many expected to attend.
The event will open with key note speeches about how the profession has changed through the decades. Our Chief Nurse will also present every current nurse with a brand new hospital badge based on the original Children’s Hospital Badge of 1862 as a ‘thank you’ for their passion and dedication to nursing and the patients they care for.
In the afternoon a tea party will be held for those nurses who previously worked at the hospital, with a tour of the wards planned by the Chief Nursing Officer Michelle McLoughlin.
Michelle McLoughlin Chief Nurse, who has herself worked at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for 20 years said:
“Together our nurses have touched the lives of millions of children, young people and families, at times of great need and unimaginable distress, when care and compassion are what matter most this is to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication.”
If you used to work at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and would like to attend the event and share your experiences, please confirm your attendance by contacting Nicki Vanes on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0121 333 9999.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive service to children, young people and their families.
We are one of the leading paediatric teaching centres in the country, with international research and development in areas such as:
- Childhood cancer studies
- Liver disease
- Infection, inflammation and immunity
- Molecular genetics of childhood conditions (how these are passed on, and how they cause disease in the body in terms of chemistry)
- Nutrition, growth and metabolism in childhood
- Drug use in children
- Relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
- Infant neuroblastoma
- Infant brain tumours
Our facilities include:
- A 22 bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
- A centre of excellence for children with cancer, cardiac, liver and renal disease
- A national transplant centre
- 280 inpatient and day-case beds including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
- 38 specialties and supporting departments
- An Emergency Department dealing with over 45,000 patients a year
- Twelve theatres
- Three MRI scanners
- A CT Scanner
- An endoscopy suite
- A catheter laboratory with digital imaging facility
- Burn, Neonatal Surgery and Education Centre
- Wellcome Clinical Research Facility
- Renal Unit
- Teenage Cancer Trust Unit
- Ronald McDonald House (parent and family accommodation).