Nursing and midwifery week

9 May 2017

We are celebrating nursing and midwifery week 2017 this week – an annual event incorporating international nurses day on 12 May and international day of the midwife, which took place on 5 May. 

A series of events and activities will be held across all of our hospitals to celebrate our nurses and midwives. We have a ‘tree of thanks’ at the entrance of each hospital site where staff, patients and visitors can post a thank you message and we’re also celebrating our nurses and midwives through various award ceremonies.

We’ll also be unveiling five new paintings of our nursing and midwifery staff, by artist Rachael Weitzman, on Thursday 11 May at 1pm outside the medical library at the RFH.


Image: Director of nursing Deborah Sanders, with nurses showcasing their projects at Barnet Hosptial

Notes to editors

About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare.

The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver and kidney transplantation, haemophilia, renal care, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, Parkinson's disease, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London. Read 'A bigger trust, a better future'.