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2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

This year we celebrate the world’s 22 million Nurses & 2 million Midwives who make up half the global health workforce – providing vital heath care everywhere, as they have been doing for centuries.


2020 has been designated the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Organisation. The Year commemorates the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

As nurses and midwives we are privileged to share with patients and families both the happiest and saddest times of their lives.

Each month we will focus on a different Hurstville Private Hospital Nursing staff to highlight the critical contribution our Nurses and Midwives make to Global health and to the well-being of our patients.

We begin with our Preadmissions Manager, Bronwyn Pereira, who has shared her story on how she began her Nursing career and highlighting some of her achievements along the way. Click here to read her story.

On behalf of all the staff at Hurstville Private Hospital, we thank our Nurses and Midwives for all the hard work and contribution to the quality patient care that is provided at Hurstville.