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Friday, August 01, 2008 0 Comments


Origin of Nurses Day

Its a day for all nurses. It was originally celebrated as Nurses Week from 1965 and changed to Nurses Day in the 1980s, Nurses Day is a day set aside to honour and recognise the contribution of nurses to Singapore. It is usually marked with celebrations for nurses, including graduation ceremonies, blood donation drives, concerts, exhibitions, funfairs and charity events. Since 1990, the President has opened the Istana to nurses on this day, to thank them for the contribution to the health and well-being of the nation.

Unlike other countries, which celebrate Nurses Day on 12 May, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, Singapore celebrates Nurses Day on 1 August. This dates marks the beginning of the development of nursing in Singapore.

SingHealth setting up a food fair cum performance for us.
There are doctors that serve & making food for nurses today.

Minister in tricycle with nurses to join us for the fair.
He serves & makes food for nurses too!

9KG of cherries from patient for nurses!
Its so nice that it can make one addicted!

Numerous msg has been coming in since the moment i wake up.
Got lots of wishes from my dear nursing friends.

Here are some meaningful msg to share.

Msg 1: Happiness is hard to find when we seek for ourselves. But when we give it to others, it will then find its way back to us. Happy Nurses Day!

Msg 2: Being a nurse isn't about grades. Its about being who we are. No book can teach you how to cry with a patient. No class can teach you to tell a family that a family member has died or are dying. A nurse is not about the pills, the IVs and charting. Its about being able to love people at their weakest moments & being able to forgive them for all their wrongs and making a difference in their lives. No one can make you a nurse, you just are! Happy Nurses Day!

Yes, being a nurse is tough,
with all the scoldings from the patients & orderings from the doctors which we hav to endure.
Why do we hav to endure all these?
Because we knw how a sick person will feel, & thrfore not to agitate them again.

Nursing a patient is'nt easy.
Everyone has temper, just like you & me which we hav to endure.
& when the patient is well, they will come with many thanks to the doctor & nurses.
These satisfaction will never be found else whr which we enjoyed.


Thanks to many doctors which brought us cakes, chocolates,
& ordering buffet lunch for us this week.

Thanks for appreciating all nurses!