While May will still be a time for us to acknowledge the importance of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it won’t be able to be the celebration we had planned.
At a hospital, Local health district and Ministry level, there are many people working very hard to plan around COVID-19. The work being done by NSW Health, the pillars and other government agencies, is focused on coming together to manage our response to this pandemic.
What you are all doing out there on the frontline is, more than ever of enormous value and greatly appreciated. As one nurse once said, “If we didn’t do what we’re doing, there would be nobody else to do it”. How true.
Take care, and thank you.
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer