2020: International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

We are proud and delighted to have been given the opportunity of a virtual exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Wolverhampton City Archives to celebrate our nurses and midwives at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

2020 was designated as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in conjunction with it being 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale.

The exhibition begins by featuring pictures from the past that celebrate our rich nursing and midwifery heritage here in Wolverhampton. It is then followed by a selection of portraits of our nurses and midwives during the year 2020. Of course, the portraits demonstrate the challenges that have and continue to be faced by the NHS at this time.

This exhibition celebrates our nurses and midwives and is a way for us at the Trust to connect with the public we serve. You will see the diversity that our professions bring with a wide variety of roles and specialities. You will also be able to see the hand mural created by our intensive critical care unit at the height of the pandemic inspired by the staff themselves.

Chief Nurse Ann-Marie Cannaby

The pandemic changed many of our plans to celebrate this year. However, we are delighted that this exhibition has come to fruition. We hope you take great pleasure in viewing the exhibits.

Stay safe

Professor Ann-Marie Cannaby
Chief Nurse

Click through the pages to see thank you messages and the selection of photographs from the past and present.