Nurses have a blinder in bed-making competition

How many nurses does it take to make a bed?

Apparently it’s three – when two are blindfolded and one’s not allowed to touch the bed.

Campbelltown Hospital’s learnt this firsthand in a fun competition put on to celebrate International Nurses and Midwives day on Friday.

Teams of three were tasked with making up a bed to hospital standard – while a cheering crowd looked on – as one non-blindfolded team member guided their blindfolded colleagues through the process.

Three teams faced off each round as their colleagues watched on from the hospital foyer and the mezzanine floor overhead.

The South West Sydney Local Health District nursing and midwifery services director Sonia Marshall praised the work of the district’s nurses.

“We have more than 6000 nurses and midwives and they play an important role in delivering the very best care to our patients,” she said.

“They are kept extra busy supporting the 13,000 births that occur at out hospitals and more than 1.7 million patients that come through our doors every year.

“The staff are committed to providing excellent care and this is one day where we acknowledge and celebrate that commitment.

“The day gives this valued part of our workforce the opportunity to reflect on their achievements and feel proud to contribute to such a highly-valued and respected profession.”