Every day, many thousands of nurses on all continents make a significant contribution to the well-being of patients being treated in Fresenius Medical Care clinics. On 12 May, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing care, nurses’ commitment to society is honoured around the world. Fresenius Medical Care organises special activities on this International Nurses Day, such as in the Asia-Pacific region.
Through a special kind of appreciation
Being a nurse does not only mean preparing and carrying out treatments. It also means getting involved with people outside of their daily routines, listening to them and responding to their problems and desires. While dialysis machines ensure patients’ physical well-being, the contact with their trusted caregivers in the clinic is what gives them new strength on a psychological level. Nurses do all they can every day to make our vision become reality: their knowledge, their experience and above all, their commitment help to make a better life possible for people with kidney disease all over the world. Fresenius Medical Care is proud of these achievements and regularly shows its appreciation on International Nurses Day. The many messages of thanks from patients to their nurses, which were collected on posters in the clinics, were a special highlight last year.