NURSES at a York care home got a special thank you for all their hard work to mark International Nurses Day.

Springfield Healthcare at The Chocolate Works Care Village treated their nursing team to doughnuts from local independent Doe Bakehouse. Every nurse will also receive a personal card thanking them for the effort they have put in over the last 12 months, arguably the hardest of their career.

International Nurses Day is a celebration of the work of nurses, organised by the International Council of Nurses. It ensures that the outstanding efforts of nurses are acknowledged globally. It is marked on the 12th of May, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

Springfield Health currently employs 44 nurses across its five Yorkshire homes and Head of Kindness, Care and Quality Angela Randle, herself a nurse, said: “The work our nurses do across our homes is so important, especially to the residents that they care for. It matters that we take time to pause and thank them and their colleagues across the world for their contribution to the wellbeing of all of us.”

Sarah Paskett, Registered General Nurse and manager of The Chocolate Works said: “I have a fantastic team here at The Chocolate Works Care Village, we’re well supported in a dynamic and growing business but caring for people is always at the centre of everything that we do.”

Evie Jackson, owner of Doe Bakehouse, which has stores in Church Street and Layerthorpe in York as well as a Harrogate outlet, said: "It was an honour to be asked to bake for such a special event. And a great challenge to make the donuts into letters spelling out International Nurses Day.

"We look forward to seeing the photos of the nurses enjoying their treats."