The World Health Organisation has designated 2020 as The International Year of Nurses and Midwives, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910). In this spirit, the Ramsay Santé group wishes to honour its employees, its nursing staff and its professions in general and thus salute their essential role with our patients.
Each month, we will publish the portraits of those who, every day, care for, listen to, reassure, accompany and sometimes give birth to the patients we welcome in our facilities. You will discover what led them to choose this profession, what they particularly appreciate and what motivates them on a daily basis.
Because caring is more than a job, we give them a voice.
Born into a very well-to-do British family, which did not intend her to work, Florence Nightingale nevertheless became a nurse. Extremely dedicated, she is considered a pioneer in the evolution of nursing care, through her concern for hygiene and the organisation of care. A mathematics enthusiast, she contributed greatly to the improvement of care through her statistical studies. She wrote many books, established medical centres and nursing schools and even advised Queen Victoria.