The nightingales of MSWA’s nursing generation

10 May 2019

International Nurses Day, Sunday May 12, is an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work our MSWA nurses do for people living with all neurological conditions.

The Day is celebrated around the world on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the pioneer of nursing, known mostly for her trailblazing figure in nursing for greatly affecting 19th and 20th century policies around proper nursing care.

Senior Community Access Nurse Nimisha Baird is part of MSWA’s 38 person nursing team who ensure safe healthcare in MSWA’s facilities.

MSWA’s nursing team provide a level of care that not only recognises specific needs, but provides support to carers and families as well – in the home, community, hospitals, and in our MSWA facilities.

“International Nurses Day recognises the contribution nurses make in helping people achieve a fulfilling life despite disability,” said Nimisha.

“We are the first port of contact when someone is diagnosed with a neurological condition, so part of our role is to provide reassurance and support, as well as to care for them (and carer/family) on both a physical and emotional level.”

Nimisha also added that the nurses of MSWA provide a holistic approach to nursing care. “It’s a balance of looking after the mind, body and spirit. We teach the newly diagnosed to adapt to life with a condition – to live without impacting life in a negative way. We help improve their outlook and quality of life.”