Celebration of Children's Nursing
18 June 2008
On 16th of June the Association of British Paediatric Nurses (ABPN) presented a birthday cake to senior representatives of children’s services across the four countries of Britain.
In Cardiff, Suzanne Hazel, Lecturer and Dawn Casey, Clinical Teacher presented a cake to Staff at the Foyer of the Children’s Hospital, University Hospital of Wales.
The Association of British Paediatric Nurses has been one of the leading forces in the development of children’s nursing across Britain for the past 70 years. On the 18th of June the association returned to the East End of London, where its journey began to celebrate its 70 years of supporting nurses in developing education and research to promote the highest standards of children’s nursing.
The birthday was marked with balloons and cards going to children in hospitals all over Britain. A special birthday cake went to children’s hospitals in each of the four countries of Britain. At Richard House Children’s Hospice members and leaders in children’s nursing celebrated the association’s achievements with the launch of a new history of the association and presentations on future plans.
The Association of British Paediatric Nurses (ABPN)
For 70 years the ABPN has provided government departments and leading children’s charities such as Action for Sick Children with vital advice and guidance. The Association has 1000 members, all children’s nurses. It provides scholarships that have helped children’s nurses to gain educational opportunities, as well as conduct research that has lead to improvements in children’s health services. The ABPN also sponsors the Journal of Child Health Care with Sage Publishing a major international peer reviewed journal on children’s health and children’s nursing. The ABPN is the only British charity to have as its sole function the furtherment of children’s nursing. For more information visit www.abpn.org.uk