Celebrating International Nurses’ Day 2022

This Nurses’ Day, Thursday, 12 May, we’ll be celebrating the incredible work of our nurses across Stockport CCG and the difference they make to patients’ lives.

International Nurses’ Day is celebrated annually on 12 May to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.

The role of nursing has evolved from its early days of taking orders from doctors and working primarily in hospitals to, now, having a leading role in directing patient care, and leading large organisations in managerial roles.

Here at Stockport CCG, our Nurses have a wide and diverse range of skills.  We have put the spotlight on just some of our amazing nurses showcasing their stories, experiences, and expertise to inspire the next generation.

Anita Rolfe Interim Accountable Officer/Executive Nurse at Stockport CCG

Anita started her training in 1988 and began her nursing career as a Student Nurse in Oldham.  Since then, Anita has worked in every tier of the NHS and is now the Interim Accountable Officer at Stockport CCG.

Anita said: “I’m extremely proud to be a nurse. I am also extremely proud of all the nursing colleagues I work with, especially when we work together for the same purpose of keeping everyone safe and well cared for.”

Sandra Walker RGN, Dip PNS, CCG Head of Quality Assurance, Patient Safety and Complaints at Stockport CCG

Sandra played an active role during the Covid pandemic, setting up COVID testing sites and overseeing the roll out of the vaccination programme in Stockport.

Proud to be a Nurse on International Nurses’ Day, Sandra reflects on her nursing career:

Sandra, said: “Last year marked my quarter century in nursing and I remain committed to safety and quality for patients across all of our services and working towards recovery following the COVID pandemic.”

Jill Adams – Primary Care and Community Development Matron at Stockport CCG

Jill has many specialist qualifications, but by far one of her greatest achievements, is being recognised by the Queen’s Nursing Institute for her contribution to community nursing – a very prestigious nursing award received in 2014.

We want to take this opportunity on International Nurses’ Day, to thank all nurses. We are proud of the work our fantastic nurses do and the great care they deliver to the Stockport community every day. Happy International Nurses Day.