May 12:International Nurses Day 2020-Gratitude To Our Heroes As They Nurse The World To Health!


If you have ever worked closely with Nurses like I have or have been nursed back to good health, following an awful period of illness, then you understand what I mean when I say that, Nurses are Heroes and what better day to express profound gratitude for the many years of their support, than May 12th, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth and International Nurses Day 2020! This year, The International Council Of Nurses and her partners have decided to focus on the fact that, all her members around the world, must act with one voice, to lead the herculean task of "Nursing the world back to optimum health"!

From my days of medical school till date, Nurses have always been a major part of my work life and that I respect them so much for what they do, is an understatement. You get a new job at a Hospital or any other healthcare setting and you meet them on your first day of work. You show respect and maintain a cool head, then they happily teach you how to quickly acclimatise with your new work place and make your life easier than you could ever imagine, all for the greater good of patients/clients. What would the life of a medical Doctor be without good Nurses? My answer is miserable. I won't go into personal stories but on a special day as this, I have decided to post some pictures of some of the Nurses that have made a positive mark in the lives of patients, working with me as Resident Medical Officer on Call. These special Nurses and more, contributed largely to the successful completion of my first year as a medical Practitioner in England.

 Let me use this opportunity to say a very big thank you to all the Nurses around the world. Please continue to do the amazing work you do. My deepest condolence go out to the families of the wonderful Nurses who have lost their lives in active service, caring for Coronavirus Disease patients and eventually succumbing to the disease! You are the true heroes and words will never be enough to appreciate the sacrifices you have all made during these unprecedented times.

Note:The wonderful Nurses featured in the images in this post are very much alive and continue to serve humanity to the best of their capacity. For more information about the special day, refer to the references below. 

International Nurses Day 2020|ICN

Nurses' Day 12 May|RCN



  1. Dr Kevwe
    This is a lovely tribute, it was always a pleasure to work with you too.
    Best wishes
    Diane Cavenche

  2. What lovely comments from a lovely Dr. Love the photos.

  3. Nurses are super heros... Thanks to all our brave nurses... Thank you for your service.

  4. This is a very beautiful piece.

    God bless all the Doctors and Nurses around the world.
    You guys are heroes and good nurses are the real MVP

  5. What a brilliant write up Dr K. We join you to celebrate all Nurses worldwide. And pray for God's blessings on them in all ramifications.

  6. Dr.Kay, you shall continue to abound in Wisdom and Knowledge as the intensity of your light shall brighten daily.....great piece...we continue to remain proud of you....