Commemorative nurse badge
Badges have long been worn by nurses to impart a sense of pride and prestige. We have in our collection a selection of badges awarded to nurses following training at Salisbury General Infirmary and other local hospitals. You can find out more about these on our nurse badges page.
We also hold a special, one-off commissioned badge for Miss Adeline Cable who was Matron of Salisbury Infirmary from 1907-1925. With this in mind, ArtCare designed a special commemorative badge to be presented to all 2500 nursing and midwifery staff at Salisbury District Hospital, marking the World Health Organisation’s designated ‘International Year of the Nurse & Midwife 2020’.
Thanks to the generosity of the Salisbury Hospital League of Friends, every member of our amazing nursing and midwifery staff received their special badge on 12th May 2020, International Nurses Day, and this year, the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
The design of the blue enamel and silver coloured metal badge is based on motifs from the Salisbury District Hospital banner,. The central cross is based on a combination of elements, including the medical cross with the blue star that features on the Florence Nightingale badge. Salisbury District Hospital’s values are based on the overarching aim of ‘Outstanding Every Time’ and these words are also featured on the badge.
Pictured above and below are Lorna Wilkinson, Director of Nursing and League of Friends Trustee Henry Wilding holding a printed version of the badge design; close up of badge; the commemorative badge being placed in the Florence Nightingale display cabinet on level 2 at Nunton Entrance; student nurse Danni McNeill pinning on her badge and the badges on display in the cabinets at Nunton Entrance.