OSBORNE PARK Hospital recognised International Nurses and Midwives Day this month.
Acting staff development nurse Janelle Thompson said nursing was a vocation as much as a career.
“I love that nursing is all about great communication and dealing with people, whether it’s the patient or their family members and my colleagues,” Ms Thompson said.
“I’ve always found that nurses and midwives work well together to deliver great patient outcomes, and that is very satisfying.
“Making someone’s life better is awesome.”
Ms Thompson said Osborne Park Hospital employed about 350 nurses and midwives to provide care in the specialties of rehabilitation and aged care, surgical services and women’s and newborn services.
“Together they care for over 14,000 inpatients, and provide support services to more than 50,000 outpatients each year,” she said.