Celebrating our nurses and midwives
To celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020, we asked our nurses and midwives to share their stories, why they chose their careers and what inspired them to help others.
Professor Melaine Coward decided to become a nurse at age 13 to fulfil her love for people, volunteering at her local cottage hospital to wash and feed patients. After qualifying, she specialised as a cancer nurse, before stepping into higher education to train the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Giving thanks to the NHS
Nurses and midwives are the unsung heroes of the NHS, doing everything they can to help others in their care. From all of us at the University of Surrey, #ThankYouNHS.