Celebrating Fulford’s nurses and carers on International Nurses’ Day

International Nurses’ Day (IND) is celebrated worldwide every May 12th, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. 

Since 1988, the International Council of Nurses has given each IND a theme. 2024’s theme is the “economic power of care.” This was chosen to highlight the need for nursing to be seen “as an investment, instead of a cost” and hopes to “reshape perceptions, demonstrating how strategic investment in nursing can bring considerable economic and societal benefits.”

We wholeheartedly agree that nursing is an investment. In fact, we see a return on that investment daily with the expertise and compassion that Fulford’s nurses and carers offer our residents. 

And to do our bit in reshaping perceptions, we’re here to spotlight our excellent staff and their integral role in keeping our residents happy, healthy, and safe. 

Here’s to the backbone of our home 

While nursing has come a long way since the Lady with the Lamp, it has always required a great deal of versatility, flexibility, humility and resilience. 

Based on our experience, care home nursing occupies a unique space in the world of modern nursing. It can amplify the need for those skills and qualities simply because staff must balance complex clinical know-how with helping residents live comfortable, fulfilling lives.

This means our nurses and carers are always “on” — alert to our residents’ movements and emotions as they seek to go about their day with independence and dignity.

It can be hard work (let’s just say everyone gets their step goal in!). Still, it’s incredibly satisfying to see so many residents feel like they’re home, whether they’re with us for respite care or longer term. That’s a testament to the incredible effort and attention to detail our nurses and carers put in every single day.      

They truly are the backbone of our home. But don’t just take our word for it.

Some kind words about our nurses & staff

Fulford is one of the best-rated nursing homes in York, and a huge part of that is down to the level of care and compassion delivered by our nurses and staff. 

Here’s what some of our recent visitors had to say about them: 

  • Thoroughly enjoyed the stay at Fulford Nursing Home. Couldn’t fault anything, staff were always friendly and helped a lot. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you very much for your help and support.” – Mary P. (Respite Resident)
  • Our friend was beautifully looked after and treated with dignity and respect. The staff always took any concerns she or I had seriously and responded to them. The staff at Fulford Nursing Home work very much as a team so she had consistency of care. I can never thank the staff enough for the care and kindness she received over her years at Fulford Nursing Home.” – Liza M. (Friend of a Resident)
  • I have been visiting the care home for over four years now, all the staff are so welcoming, friendly and attentive, there are plenty of activities held for the residents and feedback is collected regularly to make any improvements to their experience. Personal circumstances are always taken into consideration to best accommodate residents’ needs and make their lives here as comfortable as possible. It is a beautiful thing to see!” – Megan D. (Friend of a Resident)

Looking to start a career in a nursing home?

If International Nurses’ Day has inspired you to make a career change, why not choose the rewarding role of care home nurse? 

There are no academic requirements to start a career with us in care. We often find that a skill set that’s undervalued in school is highly valued in care, so we believe in value-based recruitment. It’s important to us that all members of our team have strong values of respect, honesty, and trust.
If you’re interested in joining the team, simply email your CV to fulfordnursing@gmail.com, call us on 01904 654269, or fill out the contact form on our Careers Page.

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