International Nurses Day

Ryde Hospital Nurses

Nurses’ experience to shape new facility

As the single largest workforce group, nurses make a real difference to the care and the experience of patients and their families and carers.

International Nurses Day is celebrated each year on 12 May, on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

On International Nurses Day, we acknowledge the compassion, care and commitment of nurses who lead the way in health, providing exceptional care for every person, every day.  We celebrate and appreciate nurses, and the important role of nursing across the world.

An important part of the Ryde Hospital Redevelopment is improving the facilities for nurses, including a new expanded and enhanced intensive care unit, a new purpose-built ambulatory care centre, a new paediatric short stay unit, associated clinical and non-clinical support services, and improved outdoor spaces, carparking and ICT services.

These improvements were made with the input of around 24 health units and departments and more than 120 staff members who participated in user groups, working groups and surveys. This consultation included many of our valuable nurses and clinicians, as well as staff, consumer and community members.

Find out more about how the Ryde Hospital Redevelopment will improve the experience of staff in our facilities here Ryde Hospital Redevelopment (

To all nurses working with NSW Health, thank you for the difference you make to our communities.