Carinity nurses celebrate

Gloria Jen commenced her nursing career at a Brisbane hospital and now cares for seniors at Carinity Karinya Place aged care in Laidley. Picture: CARINITY

Carinity Karinya Place nurses are celebrating International Nurses Day.

Held each year on May 12, International Nurses Day is a global day of celebration marking the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

Carinity nurses celebrated the famous nursing pioneer by paying tribute to the nurses working in its aged care communities and those who support seniors living in their own homes.

A former St John Ambulance Brigade cadet, Gloria Jen worked in both medical and surgical wards of the QEII Hospital in Brisbane for a decade.

She is now a Registered Nurse at Carinity Karinya Place aged care community in Laidley, where she has worked for 15 years.

“From a very young age being a nurse is all I wanted to do,” Gloria said.

“I enjoy working with the aged as it gives me a great sense of satisfaction.

“I am privileged to care for those who have contributed so much to our way of life and have made Australia what it is today.

“I love hearing stories of what they have achieved in their lifetime and hope that I can help to put a smile on their faces and make their day a little brighter.

“I would recommend aged care nursing to others as it is a very rewarding career.”

Carinity Residential Aged Care executive manager Kane Singh thanked Carinity’s nurses for their ‘exceptional service, unwavering dedication and compassionate care’.

“Nursing is not just a profession; it’s a calling, a commitment to serving others with kindness, empathy, and expertise,” Mr Singh said.

“I express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of our nurses for their unwavering dedication, compassion, and resilience in providing exceptional care to our residents on a daily basis.

“Their professionalism and compassion embody the very essence of nursing, and we are truly fortunate to have such an exceptional team.”