Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell was reported to have exchanged a day’s job at the House of Commons for a nurse’s uniform, which is said to outshine nurses at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, as she experiences “first- hand working on the frontline”.
However, the International Nurses’ Day along with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is said to have established nursing as an occupation for women, will be acknowledged during the event.
Also, the efforts of nurses in the society will be celebrated, according to reports.
Mrs. Mckinnell stated that though she did not choose the profession and was feeling sick, she could not resist the opportunity to participate in the International Nurses’ Day celebrations.
She further referred to the event as a wonderful initiative by the Royal College of Nursing and is determined to participate actively in the event despite the fact that she feels sick and the daunting nature of different tasks done by nurses.
Irrespective of her experiences with nurses, she still intends to have more regarding the challenges of being a nurse as well as the chance to communicate with a large number of nurses.
Moreover, the Regional Director, Stephanie Dunn, has stated that the event will give MPs the chance to experience what nurses go through to provide the services they render as well as the resources needed.