Honouring Nurses on World Health Day
Today, 7 April 2020, marks World Health Day and at Janssen in the UK, we are proudly celebrating the work of nurses and midwives, in recognition of the vital role they play in helping to keep everyone healthy.
On what is the ‘International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’, it has never been more apparent how fundamental nurses and healthcare workers are, particularly during these challenging times. Working at the forefront of the worldwide effort to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through the delivery of urgent treatment and care of patients, the World Health Organization (WHO) puts it perfectly; “without nurses, there would be no response”.
This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing and a symbol of hope and healing. Last week saw the opening of the first UK emergency field hospital, NHS Nightingale, to treat patients with COVID-19 and we know that nurses throughout the UK will be instilling the same hope and care for the people they are treating, as the hospital’s namesake.
So on this day, to all the nurses and healthcare professionals working day and night for the health and wellbeing of all of us, we say, ‘thank you’, for your incredible efforts in nursing the world to health.
At Janssen, we are continuing to give nurses and other healthcare workers our full support throughout this difficult and challenging time.
We are proud to stand alongside all those who are working to fight the virus, and we will continue bringing the full breadth of our resources and expertise to combat it.