Commemorative nurse badgeFlorence 200
This blue enamel and silver coloured metal badge was specially commissioned for 200th anniversary commemorations of Florence Nightingale’s birth. 2020 was designated by the World Health Organisation as ‘International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’. Once the Covid-19 global pandemic started celebration events around the world, including those at Salisbury District Hospital, had to be postponed.
However, 2500 badges funded by Salisbury Hospital League of Friends were awarded to every member of nursing and midwifery staff at Salisbury Hospital throughout the year beginning on May 12th. The design is based on motifs from the Salisbury District Hospital banner with the central cross is based on a combinations of elements, including the medical cross with the blue star that features on the Florence Nightingale’s 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.