The rise of the ‘selfie’ – a self-portrait photograph typically taken with a smart phone or hand held digital camera and sometimes uploaded on to a social media site – was very much in evidence at this year’s Nurses Day at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Staff provided a collection of snapshots to link in with the theme ‘Nursing Today.’
The event was opened by Executive Nurse Director Professor Angela Wallace and showcased the latest developments in nursing across Forth Valley. The recently-developed Respect and Dignity pledge, which had involved contributions from many of our staff, was on display as part of the celebrations.
Speakers included Senior Charge Nurses Chris Mulraney and Nicola King, District Nurse Irene Warnock, Team Lead for Out of Hours, Vikki Chisholm, Family Nurse Supervisor Lorraine Newbigging and Clinical Co-ordinator David Thomson. They covered a wide range of topics including the new family nurse partnership, anticipatory care and values based standards.