Today marks Florence Nightingale’s Birthday. She was born in 1820 in Florence, Italy which is where she gets her name. Florence was an English social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers at Constantinople. She significantly reduced death rates by improving hygiene and living standards. Nightingale gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of “The Lady with the Lamp” making rounds of wounded soldiers at night.
We would like to take the opportunity on this special day to thank Nurses everywhere for their hard work and dedication.