During the last days of our time together, we capped off our amazing journey — with lovely meals and snacks with friends and colleagues — focusing on our collective preparations to participate in and celebrate the 2020 Nightingale Bicentenary in less than four years from now.
Above, after visiting St Paul’s Cathedral, we found a lovely nearby coffee place where we supped with Jill Iliffe, the CEO of the Commonwealth Nurses & Midwives Federation (CNMF). We especially wanted to thank her again for hosting us at their 3rd International Conference and for facilitating our further planning for the 2020 Bicentenary with CNMF's Board of Directors at their the 2016 Annual General Meeting.
Shown below, the next day, we were also hosted for a gracious midmoring tea — in the historic Victoria district — by our friends and colleagues Liz Robb (left) and Abi Masterson (right) of the Florence Nightingale Foundation — who host the Westminster Abbey Service to honour Nightingale & Nurses every year. See our Blog titled 'Remembering Nightingale in Westminster, London.'
Again we were inspired to ponder — together — how best to prepare to celebrate Nightingale’s vision for nurses during her Bicentenary.
Maps derived from Google Maps. Photos from NIGH’s archives and Phakakshi Manjrekar’s camera.