Nurse Brave Rave: a tribute to nurses and midwives

Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Nurse Brave Rave: a tribute to nurses and midwives

In a variety of different ways, people around the world are showing their support and solidarity for the brave nurses and midwives who continue to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding the courage it takes to provide care in this environment, Health Professionals Bank (HPB) wanted to inspire a thank-you video movement for the nurses on the frontline of the global health crisis.

People were encouraged to join the #NurseBraveRave and upload a video of their household dancing to help show our community’s appreciation and gratitude towards nurses and midwives caring for people during COVID-19.

Following the International Nurses Day Dance Challenge, HPB compiled all the dance challenges in a thank-you tribute video.

“When the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, it could not have foreseen the global pandemic unfolding with COVID-19,” HPB General Manager Carolyn Murphy said.

“Here in Australia, our nurses are playing a crucial role across the patient care spectrum. It’s not widely recognised that nurses make up the largest segment in our health workforce. Australia has approximately 400,000 nurses, with 359,059 registered general nurses, 27,045 nurse and midwives and 5141 midwives Australia-wide.

“Health Professional Bank is the first and only bank in Australia dedicated exclusively to health professionals and their families. As a mutual bank, a community and as Australians, it is important that we come together to support each other during this unprecedented time.

“Our heartfelt thanks go out to all health professionals, including nurses and midwives, for your hard work as you tackle the effects of this pandemic on the frontline of our health care system. We are proud to serve you.”

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