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Mareeba Aged Care nurses cutting the celebratory cake. Image: Contributed

Mareeba’s nurses acknowledged

Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean thanked its nursing staff on International Nurses Day.

80 of the 130 staff at Mareeba are nursing staff including 58 Assistants in Nursing, 10 Enrolled Nurses and 12 Registered Nurses. Mareeba’s nurses are on-hand 24/7 to support residents. The theme of this year’s International Nursing Day celebrates how nurses are looking to the future and how the nursing profession will transform the next stage of healthcare, including aged care. To celebrate the contribution of its nursing team staff dressed in colourful clothing and enjoyed a morning tea with a special cake.

Facility manager at Mareeba Rachel Bennett said, “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who works in this amazing, selfless profession. We are so grateful to have a dedicated and hardworking team to provide comfort and nursing care to our residents each and every day.” International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12