Prime Minister of Australia thanking nurses on IND

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May 14, 2020
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L to R: Nikki Johnston OAM MACN; the Hon. Scott Morrison, Prime Minister; Matthew Luther OAM FACM; Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, CEO of Australian College of Nursing

 

Includes video of Prime Ministerial Message

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, will acknowledge Australian Nurses’ expertise, professionalism and contribution to combating COVID-19 on International Nurses Day in the WHO declared Year of the Nurse and Midwife, on Tuesday 12 May 2020.

In doing so, Mr Morrison will be the first Prime Minister in Australia’s history to acknowledge International Nurses Day in this way.

The Prime Minister will release a video to press, recorded in his office with Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, CEO of Australian College of Nursing, Nikki Johnston OAM MACN and Matthew Luther OAM FACM on Tuesday 12 May.

In the video the Prime Minister says:

“Our nurses have been on the frontline in this tremendous fight against coronavirus.

“I want to thank all the nurses for everything you’ve done over recent months but much more than that, I want to thank our nurses for what you do every single day,” said the Prime Minister.

To see the video, click here: https://vimeo.com/417012293
(Password: 2020Intern@tionalNursesD@y2020)

The timing of International Nurses Day for Australia is advantageous and coincides with the announcement of eased restrictions due to the successful management of COVID-19.

The Australian College of Nursing is the country’s pre-eminent organisation for providing education and advocacy for nurse leadership.

L to R: Matthew Luther OAM FACM; the Hon. Scott Morrison, Prime Minister; Nikki Johnston OAM MACN; Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, CEO of Australian College of Nursing 

 

INTERVIEWS

If you are interested in covering this story, interviews are available with:

  • Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, CEO of Australian College of Nursing 

Please contact the following to arrange interviews or for more information:

Felicity Zadro I ZADRO
felicity@zadroagency.com.au
0404 009 384

Or

Suzie Hoitink MACN I ACN
Suzie.Hoitink@acn.edu.au
0477 577 233 

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