2020: Year of the Nurse and Midwife

2020 has been named The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale - the world’s most famous nurse.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), nurses and midwives account for nearly 50 per cent of the global health workforce. WHO estimates the world will need an extra 9 million nurses and midwives by 2030 to reach Sustainable Development Goal 3 (to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages).

Celebrating Ramsay nurses and midwives in 2020

Ramsay Health Care is celebrating the significant contribution nurses and midwives make to our patients and to the health of the global population. We acknowledge and appreciate the crucial roles they play in the delivery of excellent health care services.

Nurses and midwives make up more than two-fifths of our workforce: 39% in France, 54% in Australia, 37% in Asia, 25% in the UK, and 32% in the Nordics.

In 2020, we will profile one Ramsay nurse or midwife from a different part of the world each week for the entire year: