For International Nurses Day, HRH Crown Princess Katherine sent her congratulations to all nurses and medical technicians in Serbia, the Republic of Srpska, and worldwide, emphasizing the importance of their work to healthcare systems and the well-being of patients everywhere.

“When people need to go to hospitals, they are almost always afraid – they worry about their health, their lives, they do not know what to expect. But there is always somebody there who is ready to help them, say a kind word, give them a helping hand and comfort them. And they are constantly there, like guardian-angels, ready to provide aid and assistance to their patients, so they feel better and heal quicker.

That is why the work of nurses and medical technicians is so important and deserves every praise each day. Together with doctors, they make a great and unbreakable team, who risk their health daily, to save the lives of others.

Cooperation, exchange of knowledge, and experiences between nurses are very important, and they will always have my support. That is why I founded the Royal Nurses Board, to aid their work.

Nurses give so much of themselves to all those in need, they are selfless, kind, and the greatest support to their patients, who see them as part of their family. Remember that when somebody is in a hospital, his or her loved ones can only visit her or him for a very limited time. Because of that, patients could feel alone and isolated, but nurses are the ones who don’t allow that. Dear nurses, you are our everyday heroes, and we thank you for your care and compassion from the bottom of our hearts“, said HRH Crown Princess Katherine.

International Nursing Day is celebrated around the world every 12 May, on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is considered the pioneer of modern nursing.

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