As we move from rescue to recovery, therefore, we have a unique, but rapidly shrinking window of opportunity to learn lessons and reset ourselves on a more sustainable path. It is an opportunity we have never had before and may never have again. We must use all the levers we have at our disposal, knowing that each and every one of us has a vital role to play.
Never have nursing skills been so needed, or on such a worldwide scale.
To reflect and inspire the world to action, while aiming for a green recovery, I would ask you to join me by sharing your vision for a more sustainable future (socially, environmentally and economically) using the hashtag #ReimagineReset. Together, I am confident that we can use this crisis to reset our course by putting people and planet first.
I need hardly say that the name of this hospital could not have been more aptly chosen. Florence Nightingale, The Lady with the Lamp, brought hope and healing to thousands in their darkest hour. In this dark time, this place will be a shining light.
At the very worst of times, we saw the very best of Australia – and knowing the Aussies, as I do after fifty-four years, that makes me very proud.
For many young people, transitioning from education into work can be a really anxious time. The longer this spell of uncertainty and unemployment lasts, the more intense anxiety this can cause young people. That is why it is my Trust’s mission, at the end of the day, to help young people into sustainable employment; so they can build positive futures for themselves and of course for their communities.
With Water being so utterly essential to life, it is clearly vital that we recognize the link between Water and Climate Change. I am, therefore, very much looking forward to discussing all these issues with you this morning and what needs to be done to tackle the overwhelming challenges we face.