Florence Nightingale annual service celebrates International Nurses’ Day

Lynn Andrews and Karen Hill

Lynn Andrews and Karen Hill - Credit: Archant

Commemorative Service

The annual service to celebrate the life and achievements of Florence Nightingale and International Nurses' Day, organised by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, took place on 11th May at Christ Church, Holloway. Florence Nightingale was particularly attached to the family home at Lea Hurst nearby.

The Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Col John Wilson and the High Sheriff of Derbyshire William Burlington were in attendance as a procession of uniformed NHS nursing staff entered the church.

The service was conducted by the Revd Mark Crowther-Alwyn with an address by Professor Mark Radford, Director of Nursing NHS, and the Derby Hospitals Choir led the singing for the heart-warming service.

Next year's service will mark the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.