Today is National Nurses Day 2020 and whilst we usually celebrate with our fabulous Nurses, this year is very different.
We couldn’t let it go by without saying a HUGE thank you to them and all of our wonderful team.
We think there should be a National Care Home Worker Day – but hopefully that will come very soon.
Here is a little tribute which I hope you all enjoy – A BIG thank you to Lucy for coordinating this for us.
Here is what some of our residents families have said:
Hello to all the amazing carers and nurses at Valerie Manor, happy National Nurses Day! Hope you all have a lovely day even in these difficult times.
It’s difficult to put into words how much it means to us to know that you’re all looking after dad (Tony) so well. Smiling and laughing along with him when he thinks he’s being funny and wiping a tear when he gets emotional!
From the first day dad came there all of you have been so friendly and approachable. We’ve never had a second thought that he’s not getting the best possible care.
Missing seeing dad obviously, but missing seeing all of you as well.
What a wonderful opportunity, following on from such amazing VE Day celebrations yesterday to thank all the nursing, care and support teams at Valerie Manor for making that day so special for our relatives. So many happy, smiling faces on the photos on your blog bare testament to the ongoing care your residents receive. We were blown away by those pictures and transported back to happier times.
So much thought ,care and planning must have gone into yesterday’s party. Debs you have played a blinder with Lucy and Karon at the helm and together with all the other staff involved.
Happy Nurses Day! We salute you all – from the nursing and care staff to the chefs ,cleaning staff and the mistresses of the laundry who keep our loved ones so clean and tidy! A very big THANK YOU! – Geraldine
Both Di & I will be forever in your debt for the care and comfort the whole team at Valerie Manor gave to Di’s dad, Norman, in the last years of his long life. Hopefully this is summed up in the attached photo (one of yours I think) – he always enjoyed his cup of tea!
As a new district councillor, I have come to appreciate the excellent work done in the private care sector, taking some of the load off the county’s social care budget.
As an individual, I have always been impressed by the care offered by all nurses in both the private and public sectors, regardless of the severity (or otherwise!) of the reason for seeking care in the first place: thank you all.
(Horsham District Councillor for Bramber, Upper Beeding and Woodmancote)
Having spent a lifetime working along side nurses in acute hospital setting and latterly in the Community I have always had a great admiration for their work. They are usually selfless and giving people who put considerably more hours into their work than they are contracted to do and with a smile on their face. They dedicate themselves completely to caring for those in their care in very special ways. This dedication has been pushed to the limits in recent days during the Covid 19 pandemic.
I have seen this, especially in my Granddaughter working in Sheffield Hallam Hospital and in the nurses and care staff at Valerie Manor. This is such a comfort to us to know that there are people who can give love, care and help in a friendly way when we are in isolation. How they retain a sense of humour at times like this is amazing.
Sending thanks, love and best wishes to all the nurses at Valerie Manor on this special day to celebrate all the amazing work you do from day to day throughout the year. Your patience, care, dedication and professionalism is plain to see and we also love your sense of fun and humour as you go about your days. We appreciate everything you do you keep our relatives well cared for and happy and know that they are in very safe hands. May we also extend our heartfelt thanks to all who care for the Valerie Manor residents, you are all stars in your own right and we know how much you do with living care to keep the home running so smoothly.
Enjoy this special day Nurses day but know how much you are appreciated all year round. Stay safe, keep well, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do,
This is a message from John, Jan and on behalf of Brenda…..we are sending a sincere “BIG THANK YOU” to all the wonderful, hard working Nurses at Valerie Manor in celebration of National Nurses Day taking place around the world on Tuesday 12th May 2020…..you are all very much appreciated, especially at this most gruelling time…..XXX
_____________________________________________ We want to say a heartfelt thank you to each and every nurse that works so compassionately at Valerie Manor looking after my mum (Dave’s mum-in-law) Jean and all the other residents who reside in the home; It is a HOME in our minds; it’s the place we have chosen to care for our loved ones and without the nurses who give of themselves everyday to that care where would we be, especially in these unprecedented times.
You have put my mother above the needs of yourselves and to us you are all heroes.
We stay safely at home you risk your health.
You are the best and please know how much we appreciate you.
We would love to be there to raise a glass or two to you all, but unfortunately we can’t so once more we say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.