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HFH Healthcare Proudly Supports Black History Month

HFH Healthcare Proudly Supports Black History Month
HFH Healthcare proudly supports Black History month and would like to specifically mention Mary Seacole, among the many great contributions, as one who advanced the process and practice of nursing and care in general.

Mary Jane Seacole -  23 November 1805 - 14 May 1881

She was a British-Jamaican nurse, healer and businesswoman who set up the "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War. She described this as "a mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers", and provided succour for wounded servicemen on the battlefield, and nursed many of them back to health. Coming from a tradition of Jamaican and West African "doctresses", Seacole displayed "compassion, skills and bravery while nursing soldiers during the Crimean War", through the use of herbal remedies. She was posthumously awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991. In 2004, she was voted the greatest black Briton.

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