National Nurses Day

Princess Srinagarindra celebrating nurses day

National Nurses Day

วันพยาบาลแห่งชาติ – 

Commemorating the birthday of the ‘Royal Grandmother’ Princess Srinagarindra

Nurses Day in Thailand

National Nurses day marks the Birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother. Born on October 21 1900, she is nowknown across Thailand for the work she has done throughout her life to improve the National Thai health system. To recognise her massive contributions, her birthday has been designated as National Nurses Day.

At the very young age of 13 years old, she enrolled as a student of Nursing & Midwifery at Siriraj School. She carried on studying in USA after receiving a Scholarship from Prince Mahidol. She met the Prince whilst staying in America and they soon married. She went on to help her husband make many reformations to the health system. Even after Prince Mahidol’s death, she continued in this self appointed role. Princess Srinagarindra helped provide scholarships, built new nursing schools and arranged Thailand’s first nursing convention. Thailand thanks Princess Srinagarindra for all her amazing work and will continue to remember her every year on National Nurses Day.

Princess Srinagarindra celebrating nurses day

Title Photo by: Office of His Majesty License: CC BY 1.0

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.