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In their shoes: International Nurses Day

Today is International Nurses Day, and aged care provider Oceania Healthcare is gifting its several hundred frontline nurses around the country with pairs of custom Allbirds. 

Each bespoke pair of Allbirds contains a specially crafted message in the insoles of what it’s like to walk a day in their shoes – a token of respect for the work that they do.

Allbirds says “we’ve been inspired by the way New Zealanders have banded together in the face of monumental challenges, led by these incredible frontline workers. It’s great to see organisations like Oceania showing a little extra appreciation for nurses this year, as these healthcare professionals have been so instrumental in keeping their communities safe and healthy.”

Oceania Healthcare’s GM Nursing & Clinical Strategy, Dr Frances Hughes, says “within the aged care sector, in particular, COVID-19 has been a vivid reminder of the importance of that continued investment in our nurses, because it does directly translate to the health and wellbeing of our aged population. That’s why we wanted to show our respect for their continued, unparalleled hard work.”

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing, and a British social reformer and statistician.

To find out more about the initiative, head to InTheirShoes.co.nz.

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