Nightingale facts and figures
Florence Nightingale was born on 12th May 1820. When she was in her early thirties she went to the Crimean War to nurse wounded soldiers. Unlike most girls of her age and status Florence did not just want to be someone’s wife she felt that she was destined to do great work. She and her team of nurses saved many lives. Florence helped to make hospitals the success they are now. She showed that cleaner hospitals with well trained nurses improved recovery. Her passion and selflessness has helped shape todays modern healthcare.