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Care home in Ipswich raises a mug of tea to say thanks on Nurses’ Day

Published on 19th May 2017

Anglesea Heights Bupa Care Home in Ipswich celebrated the dedicated hard work of nurses by inviting the community to afternoon tea at the home as part of Nurses’ Day celebrations which took place on Friday 12 May.

To express gratitude and as a chance to get the community together to partake in a much-loved British past time - tea drinking - Anglesea Heights invited the Major of Ipswich Roger Fern along to the event where he discussed plans to make Ipswich a dementia-friendly town with the launch of a new community-focused initiative. He also shared his own personal positive experiences working with nurses as his wife suffers from dementia and requires regular care.

The event was well attended by friends of the home and resident’s family members, as well as neighbouring schools, local GPs and nurses.

Guests were invited to share their own personal stories of gratitude and raise a mug to the nurses working tirelessly in the community, across the UK and even further afield across the world.

Jo Jones, home manager at Anglesea Heights says: “Nurses really are the heroes of health care, but unfortunately sometimes they do not get receive proper recognition for their hard work.

Every single day nurses work tirelessly to make sure each patient gets the attention they deserve and this Nurses’ Day we had the opportunity to raise our mugs of tea and show them just how grateful we are for their service. The event was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who came along.”

Bupa Care Services is the second biggest care home provider in the UK. Operating 280 UK care homes, they support over 18,00 with a range of needs including Alzheimer's & Dementia care, through to Nursing and Palliative Care.

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