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Kind, Caring, Amazing – What a Nurse means to the children of Cullohill National School, Co. Laois

Nurses in the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise asked the children in Cullohill National School in Co. Laois what a nurse means to them ahead of International Nurses Day 2019 and the children produced colourful artwork with words including ‘amazing, helpful, caring, kind, hard-working and loving’.

Nurses and Health Care Assistants in the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise celebrated the day with an art display of the work of the Children of Cullohill School. In addition, local parish priest Fr Paddy Byrne hosted a blessings of the hands for all staff and Director of Nursing, Sandra McCarthy provided all nurses on duty with a celebratory gift bag.


Sandra McCarthy, Director of Nursing at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise said, “We very much appreciate and value our nurses and HCAs in Portlaoise Hospital. Today is about celebrating our profession, the long history of nursing and acknowledging the courage, strength, kindness and high levels of care our nurses and HCA’s provide to our patients every day.  I am so happy to share this day and our profession with the children of Cullohill National School. The lovely art and messaging demonstrate the many important values that we as a caring profession regard as the fundamentals for nursing.

Picture HSE 2019 -119: Ellie Laverty 3rd class Cullohill National School presents Sandra McCarty, Director of Nursing Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, Siobhan Conroy Staff Nurse Surgical and Catherine Healy Staff Nurse Medical