Today is International Nurses’ Day and we’d like to acknowledge the wonderful team of Haemophilia Nurses we have here across Scotland.
We are extremely fortunate in Scotland to have extremely dedicated nurses, many of whom have many years of experience in Haemophilia. Our members often tell us that their nurse is like a member of the family and that they are deeply grateful for the support and care they receive.
This past year has seen an unprecedented strain on the NHS as resources were focussed on the response and recovery of the devastation caused by the pandemic. We want to thank all of the nurses who, throughout the course of the past year, have put themselves on the frontline to aid others during a tremendously demanding and difficult time. Thank you.
So many Scottish Haemophilia Nurses go above and beyond on a regular basis to provide the best possible treatment and care. They are extremely active in working with us and other healthcare professionals, through initiatives like the Scottish Inherited Bleeding Disorders Network, to drive continuous improvement in Scottish care. Specialist nursing is vital to providing the comprehensive care package that is the gold standard in the treatment of bleeding disorders.
The theme for Nurses’ Day this year has been chosen because of the amazing efforts by nurses throughout the pandemic. “Nursing staff working through the pandemic have shattered the stereotypes of nursing. The world has seen first-hand the fundamental role nursing plays in patient safety.”