Community Urged to Celebrate Contribution of Nurses


Local State MPs have encouraged the people of Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates to recognise the crucial role nurses play this Saturday on International Nurses Day.

Mr Trevor Ruthenberg said the day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.

"Nurses regularly appear at the top of surveys of the most trusted and dedicated workers in the community, and with good reason," Mr Ruthenberg said.

"There are more than 60,000 nurses and midwives working all over Queensland, including about 33,000 with Queensland Health."

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