Media doorstop to launch campaign:
When: TODAY Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 12.00pm
Where: The Charles Garden opposite the Launceston General Hospital
Who: Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary alongside ANMF members sharing their stories
Today, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch (ANMF) will be launching a new campaign that highlights the strength and commitment of nurses, midwives and care workers across Tasmania. The campaign which was announced on International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March 2020) highlights the World Health Organisation’s declaration of 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
“We are encouraging nurses, midwives and care workers to stand up and share their experiences, celebrate their successes and lead by example. For each story that is shared with the ANMF, we will be donating to the Women’s Health Tasmania Encore Program. This is an eight-week recovery program for women who have experienced breast cancer. Located in Hobart and Launceston, the program lowers the risk of lymphoedema and helps to restore strength, mobility and confidence,” said ANMF Branch Secretary Emily Shepherd.
“The aim of the campaign is to highlight the goodwill and dedication of nurses, midwives and care workers and their contribution to not only healthcare in Tasmania, but nationally and internationally also. We are calling on ANMF members, healthcare professionals, and members of the community to share their experiences with us.” The ANMF will also have a GoFundMe setup for those who would like to be involved in the campaign, but do not want to share a story. The initiative will run from today, 10 March 2020, until 7 April 2020 when an announcement of the final donation amount and presentation to the Women’s Health Tasmania clinic will be made on World Health Day.
The Go Fund Me page can be located at gf.me/u/xppsg5
Stories can be shared via the ANMF website, anmftas.org.au/ynm2020/
Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary
Mobile: 0400 884 021
Published 10th March 2020