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It’s International Nurses’ Day on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 – and after such a challenging year, we’re celebrating.

To help us mark the occasion, held this year on the 201st anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the legendary founder of modern nursing, we’re publishing ten profiles of some of our amazing nurses. 

Who arrived in Crawley on a freezing January morning in 2001 to begin her nursing career in the UK? And who decided to join the profession after her son was treated for a life-threatening illness? 

Find out by clicking on each of the profiles below. We hope you enjoy them.

Betsy Erickson

Jemma Davis

Francesca Sandilands

Michelle Duque


Tracey Perris

Emma Dutson

Mani Pang

Helen Copeman




Theresa Fitton

Stevie-Jo Oliver