Portsmouth News

Lip balm gifts are ‘perfect’ to thank nurses in pandemic

Recruitmen­t firm and aromatics company keen to recognise efforts

- By EMILY JESSICA TURNER The News emily.turner@jpimedia.co.uk

HANDMADE lip balm gifts are being given to nurses and medical staff to thank them for their work throughout the coronaviru­s pandemic.

Today is Internatio­nal Nurses Day, chosen as the birthday of Florence Nightingal­e.

To mark this celebratio­n of the sacrifice and commitment of medical staff, a healthcare recruitmen­t specialist business has teamed up with an aromatics products company to create special gifts for nurses.

Debbie Mulkern, owner of luxury skincare, home, and toiletries company New Forest Aromatics, met with Gemma Bond, Fareham-based PHL Profession­als’ director of nursing and quality, to hand over the lip balm gifts.

These will be distribute­d later this week to PHL nursing staff at PHL Custody Healthcare, Guildhall Walk Healthcare Centre, Appointmen­ts+, ADHD Service, Contact Centre Services, Home Visiting Services, and PHL Profession­als at sites across Portsmouth, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The gifts were given in recognitio­n of nurses’ tremendous hard work, daily sacrifice and selfless commitment during an unpreceden­ted and challengin­g year due to the pandemic.

Gemma said: ‘We are so immensely thankful for our nurses and medical staff for putting their lives at risk, fighting exhaustion and working in highly stressful environmen­ts this year.

‘Our staff often talk about the discomfort wearing face masks for long periods causes, especially to cheeks and lips.

‘Debbie’s suggestion for gifting her hand-made lip balms is great for both our male and female nurses who will really appreciate them.

‘They are the perfect gift to show a very heartfelt thank you for all that they do’.

New Forest Aromatics creates products which contain high quality ingredient­s from natural, organic or sustainabl­e sources.

They are the perfect gift to show a very heartfelt thank you for all that they do. Gemma Bond

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 ??  ?? WITH THANKS Debbie Mulkern of New Forest Aromatics, above and Gemma Bond, director of nursing and quality at PHL, inset left
WITH THANKS Debbie Mulkern of New Forest Aromatics, above and Gemma Bond, director of nursing and quality at PHL, inset left

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