Recognition given to nurses for mental health nursing celebrated

Recognition given to nurses for mental health nursing celebratedRecognition for their services to mental health nursing has been given to people who are usually the unsung heroes.

Health Minister Edwina Hart, in Cardiff , hosted the annual Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing Awards, and during this event, people who work towards making lives better were recognized as they are often overlooked and in the whole of Europe, this is the only award of its type.

Making improvements in the mental health services in Wales was given a key priority by Hart when it came to Assembly Government.

She said, “So often, the hard work of mental health and learning disability nurses is overlooked. Nurses in Wales have a fundamental role to play in our health and social services.”

It was seen in 2010 and 2011 that £588 million was the amount at which mental health stands at and this makes it have the biggest chunk of the Assembly's expenditure.

According to professor Jean White, Wales' chief nursing officer, the services given with the kind of compassion and care are worth appreciation and nurses across Wales deserve much more in terms of recognition for the work they are doing.

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