Princess Alexandra Attends Service to Commemorate the Life of Florence Nightingale
Thursday, 12th May 2011
Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, Patron, The Florence Nightingale Foundation, attended A Service to Commemorate the Life of Florence Nightingale on Wednesday 11th May 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
The service is held annually to celebrate nursing and midwifery and all staff, both qualified and unqualified, working in these services.
In his Bidding the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, said:
…we thank God for Florence Nightingale, for her enterprise and heroism, and for the example she has left us.
We pray that her ideals of compassion, quality of care, and training may continue to inspire and sustain nurses everywhere. We praise God for all those nurses who, like her, have carried the lamp of healing into the dark places of our world.
The Address was given by David Chapman, Education Development Executive, former Headmaster, Embley Park School and Principal, Hampshire Collegiate School (UCST).