Headline News
15 May 2020

Rustenburg – International Nurses Day (IND) is observed around the world on 12 May. The date has a very strong significance, being the birthday of perhaps the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.

To coincide with the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, 2020 has been designated the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’.

Historically, as well as today, nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics – and they deserve recognition for their selfless contribution, dedication and passion for caring for those in need.

In these unprecedented COVID-19 (the latest coronavirus) time – now more than ever – we appreciate nurses for their selfless service.

Medhuys doctor Cornelia Geldenhuys extended a special message to all the nurses and nursing care workers out there.

From the public and all the healthcare workers in Rustenburg, I would love to give a special thanks to all our nursing staff for their hard work.
Being a nurse is not only about giving medicine on time, checking temperature and blood pressure. Nurses and nursing care workers are the ones caring for our loved ones when they are alone and ill in hospital. They are the ones who give sound advice and an encouraging word when we don’t feel well and need support.

They are working tirelessly to provide the care and attention people need, whenever and wherever they need it.

We applaud you for all your hard work, empathy, reliability and love.
Happy International Nurses Day!

Doctor Cornelia Geldenhuys

Medhuys doctor Cornelia Geldenhuys.



Medhuys nurse Sheila Strydom (left) and doctor Cornelia Geldenhuys.


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