Dirranbandi hospital staff gather to celebrate nursing

CELEBRATE: World Nurses Day was recognised in Dirranbandi with the nurses coming together for a morning tea. Leon Brown, Caroline Irle, Stephen Boland, Keitha Taylor, Rosyln Everett and Madeleine McManus Smedley.
CELEBRATE: World Nurses Day was recognised in Dirranbandi with the nurses coming together for a morning tea. Leon Brown, Caroline Irle, Stephen Boland, Keitha Taylor, Rosyln Everett and Madeleine McManus Smedley. Laura Telford

INTERNATIONAL Nurse's Day was marked by an intimate gathering at the Dirranbandi Hospital last week, when hospital staff came together on Friday.

Caroline Irle, Registered Nurse at Dirranbandi Hospital put on the morning tea as a way of saying thank you to the dedicated staff she works with.

"The internationally recognised day celebrates the wonderful contribution nurses make to communities.

"I love working in Dirranbandi, and being a nurse, no two days are ever the same, and working in a rural setting the work we do is so varied which is great,” said Ms Irle.

Director of Nursing Amy Byrne said that while there are a range of nursing specialities, rural and remote nursing was also a speciality of its own, given the wide range of cases they tend to.

Fellow nurse, Leon Brown said that the unique setting of Dirranbandi and its isolation meant that he was able to hone his skills in a diverse environment.

"I fell into rural and remote nursing but I am absolutely loving the wide range of work I get to do,” he said.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the Palaszczuk Government recognised the commitment of Queensland Health's 31,000 nurses who are the heart of the public health system.

"These amazing health workers truly put the 'care' in the word 'career' as nurses,” Mr Dick said.

Topics:  amy byrne caroline irle dirranbandi hospital international nurse's day queensland health

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