At Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin nurses were given medals by their patients for their outstanding work.
The hospital organised the event for today in honour of International Nurses Week.
The nurses at Crumlin treat over 100,000 patients annually throughout 39 clinical specialties.
The event took place within the hospital with the children coming up from their wards and having cake while chatting with their favourite nurses.
Mother Natalie Langeran of six year old Zoe Langeran talked about how she appreciates the work done by the nurses there.
“I think Zoe loves the nurses here because they are more like friends to her and she doesn’t see them as an official status”.
“She sees them as people that come in and help her every single day and make her feel better”.
She added, “The nurses here are just so incredible at making every child to feel just happy”.
Senior staff nurse Bernie Dudley won the clinical nursing award. She said, “We are all one big family here in Crumlin”.
“It’s great for the nurses because nursing has become so busy ... it’s great to be able to stop and take a breath and be appreciated for what we do”.
The director of nursing of the hospital Rachel Kenna said, “My job is made so easy by the fact I have such a qualified, fantastic team of nurses behind me”.
“I can honestly say they are amazing”.