By Arré Bench May. 12, 2020
Today is International Nurses Day. In honour of the healthcare workers, who are at the frontline of Covid-19, popular artist Banksy has donated his new artwork to a UK hospital. Around the world, people are celebrating the medical workers that separate them from death.
The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly challenged countries across the globe forcing many into a lockdown. But the essential workers don’t have the choice to social distance like the rest and have to step out to fulfil their duties through the chaos. Since day one, our healthcare workers have been at the frontlines of the combat with admirable perseverance and tenacity. True to the theme of this year’s International Nurses Day, “Nursing the World to Health”, healthcare workers have worked around the clock to serve people amid the crisis, reminding us of the vital role they play that goes beyond the framework of the healthcare system.
On the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared 2020 as “The Year of the Nurse and Midwife” and perhaps, there couldn’t have been a more timely coincidence than this. And the world does not hesitate to acknowledge their struggles and sacrifices.
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In honour of the healthcare workers, popular street artist Banksy has donated his new artwork to UK’s University Hospital Southampton (UHS). Titled “Game Changer”, the piece was left with a note signed by the elusive artist, thanking the staff for their hard work. “I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white.”