International messages of support to nurses and midwives in Australia from Nursing Now and the ICN

Thursday 9th January, 2020

A message to the nurses and midwives in Australia from the leadership of the Nursing Now campaign

We continue to be deeply saddened to hear about the wildfires and their devastating impact on the lives of communities across Australia. 

We send our deepest condolences to families who have lost loved ones and sympathy to the many families who have lost their homes and livelihoods. 

We extend our heartfelt thanks to nurses and midwives, as well as many other first responders, who remain steadfast in providing health care and emotional support for families in need.  Your resilience in the face of such adversity and destruction has our deepest respect and admiration. 

Professor Sheila Tlou, Co chair, Nursing Now
Lord Nigel Crisp, Co chair, Nursing Now
Baroness Mary Watkins, Alternate chair, Nursing Now
Dr Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director, Nursing Now

A message on behalf of the Board and staff of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and their member national nursing associations worldwide