Some of the region’s most experienced and longest serving nurses were celebrated at the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) office on Friday 11 May ahead of International Nurses Day. Admissions Nurse of St Andrew’s Hospital Claire Hill, Nurse Manager from Toowoomba’s Baillie Henderson Hospital Barb Bishop and Nurse Unit Manager for St Vincent’s Private Hospital Wendy Kelly were the three guests of honour in attendance at the morning tea and were recognised for their dedication as they have more than a century of service and an estimated 70,000 patients benefiting from their combined care over the years.

TSBE Health General Manager Jaden Frame said he is committed to raising the profile of the health sector across the Toowoomba region and was proud to host the special morning tea in celebration of International Nurses Day. “Queensland is home to more than 70,000 registered and enrolled nurses and International Nurses Day is a wonderful opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of our nurses and wider medical staff who provide world-class care for our community,” Mr Frame said.