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Nightingale implementations and a big thank you to all nurses
18th May 2020
As we have been applauding our healthcare heroes over the past few weeks and months, it is fitting that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and in recognition of her contribution to health and humanity.
Earlier this month, on the 12th May International Nurses' Day marked the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.
Ordinarily this would be a time for mass celebration by nursing staff but the May 12th this year was used to shine a light on the remarkable work all health care staff, carers and support workers are doing throughout the UK and in every other country around the World as they stand united against the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Through her promotion of hand-washing, cleanliness and sterilisation Nightingale was a pioneer and advocate for infection prevention and control, with some of these infection prevention principles, such as effective hand hygiene, still very much at the forefront in our fight against infections in today’s society with NHS Improvement’s message to ‘Wash your hands’ in the fight against COVID-19.
We would like to take this opportunity to recognise our own nurses and nursing family members at Talley. From one of our clinical advisors’ Grandmother, who was a nurse in World War Two, to the daughter of our Operations Director, currently nursing in the community, we thank them, and all nurses, carers and healthcare support workers worldwide for what they have done and continue to do for all of us.
With Nightingale Hospitals continuing to be set up across the country to ensure additional bed capacity should it be needed in the coming weeks and months, Talley are extremely proud to be actively contributing to many of these sites.
We are currently installing our class leading QUATTRO Plus Mattresses and IMO bedframes into the NHS North East Nightingale Hospital in Sunderland. The hard work, professionalism and dedication from all Talley staff, from production, dispatch, operations and on-site implementation teams is something we are all very proud to have been a part of and well done to everyone involved!
To further support healthcare professionals, we have various educational resources available for download from our website. These include our popular Pressure Ulcer Classification guide, originally launched as a pocket guide at Wound Care Today 2020 in February and now available in an easy to access digital format. You can find the digital version here.
Sales Director, John McEwen says:
As an established UK manufacturer of class leading Pressure Area Care mattresses we are delighted to have played our part in supplying equipment to many of the Nightingale Hospitals over the past couple of months.
We have a committed and dedicated team at Talley and the unprecedented recent demand on equipment from both our UK and International customers has required many staff across all levels of the business to go above and beyond in order to manufacture, deliver and set up our equipment ready to patients who are often critically ill.
A huge well-done and thank you to everyone involved across the business and to all of the nursing staff, carers and healthcare support workers who are going above and beyond on a daily basis for each of us.
Our Account Managers, Field Service teams, Customer Service and Clinical Advisers are available to assist you during these uncertain times so please do not hesitate to contact us at any point.