The Christie has been celebrating its amazing nurses as part of International Nurses Day.

International Nurses Day falls on 12th May every year, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.

As part of the celebrations a group of nurses visited two local schools - Manchester Muslim Preparatory School and St Cuthbert's RC Primary School - to speak to the children about the history of nursing and explain what it is like to be a Christie nurse.

The celebrations continued back at the hospital with displays explaining the huge variety of work carried out by our nurses at The Christie. Our complementary therapy team were on hand to offer massages and there was a regular supply of tea and cake for patients, visitors and staff to help celebrate the day.

In addition, all in patient wards received a delivery of afternoon tea from our catering staff so those on the wards could join in the International Nurses Day celebrations too.

Jane Sykes, deputy director of nursing and quality at The Christie said: "We've had a wonderful day thanking all the nurses at The Christie for the amazing work they do. International Nurses Day is a timely opportunity to show our appreciation for their hard work and the difference they make to all of our patients' lives."