Cynon AM says a huge thanks to nursing staff

Assembly Member Vikki Howells, is thanking Nursing staff across her Cynon Valley constituency for their hard work and dedication on International Nurses Day.

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May the 12th, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Vikki was pleased to recently support the Welsh Labour Government’s Nurse Staffing Levels Act (Wales) which places a duty on health bodies in Wales to calculate and maintain nurse staffing levels in adult acute medical and surgical inpatient wards.

The Welsh Labour Government has also confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their Nursing studies in September 2019.

Vikki Howells said:

“This year sees the NHS turn 70 and Nurses’ Day is an opportunity for all of us, to recognise the contribution the profession has made to the NHS in Wales.”

“In Wales we have once again demonstrated our commitment to training more nurses by keeping the bursary for students that the Tories scrapped in England as well as our commitment to safe staffing levels.”

“Medical advances are helping people to live longer, but it is nursing which can help them to live well.”

“I would like to say a huge thank you for the work Nurses do locally in the Cynon Valley and across the Welsh NHS, as well as care settings across Wales.”