Celebrating International Nurses Day – A Message from our CEO

* 10 May 2024 *

As we commemorate International Nurses Day on Sunday, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to each and every one of our exceptional nurses.

On this international annual day, we celebrate your commitment to our residents and clients and the unique camaraderie you bring to our organisation, and we acknowledge that your dedication can often be stretched beyond usual expectations.

Our nurses embody both professionalism and compassion – two qualities that don’t always sit hand-in-hand – and as you care for our community, you offer your expertise for their physical wellbeing and your calling to care for their mental and emotional wellbeing. I believe it is this combination that makes our nursing profession one of the most highly respected across all professions.

And the nursing camaraderie! The collaborative spirit and mutual support create a work environment that is both efficient and fulfilling. This sense of teamwork sets nurses apart here at Vasey RSL Care, enables us to achieve excellence in the care and support we provide.

I am proud to hear about the many instances of our nurses enriching the lives of our residents and clients. In particular, I’d like to acknowledge recent feedback we’ve received from families of residents who have been with us in their final moments.

The combination of professionalism and compassion is critical during these difficult times for our residents and their families. We’ve received many letters expressing gratitude for the care and support you have provided, especially as the end of life approaches, when emotions are particularly raw. To know that our staff have been able to ease this part of their life journey says more about your qualities than I can.

As we celebrate International Nurses Day on Sunday, I will be reflecting on the impact you have on the lives of others and appreciating your dedication, professionalism and compassion.

Our nurses: we are proud of you and the work you do. Thank you for your continued commitment to our residents, clients and each other. Your contributions are invaluable and make a profound difference, every single day.

With deepest appreciation,

Janna Voloshin

Chief Executive Officer