LJMU Students Take Part in Florence Nightingale Service at Westminster Abbey
Faculty nursing students attended and took part in a service to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 9th May 2012. The service, which is held annually to celebrate nursing and midwifery and all staff, both qualified and unqualified working in these services, was attended by nurses, midwives, health visitors and government ministers.
In his Bidding, the Reverend Professor Vernon White, Canon in Residence, said: “we thank God for Florence Nightingale, for her enterprise and heroism, and for the example she has left us. We pray that her ideals of compassion, quality of care, and training may continue to inspire and sustain nurses everywhere.”
The Florence Nightingale Lamp was carried by Research Nurse Claire Gibbs, and escorted by student nurses from Liverpool John Moores University.
The service launched the celebrations for International Nurses’ Day on 12th May.
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