Leadership and Empowerment

Dorcas Gwata

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Dorcas Gwata is a Zimbabwean nurse. She has been chosen by the Florence Nightingale Foundation as an example of how much a nurse can contribute to making the world a better place by building bridges between different realities.

Dorcas is a Public Health Specialist with Central and Northwest London NHS Trust and works in the Westminster Council Multi-agency Integrated Gangs Unit. She provides physical and mental health support to young people and their families who are affected by gang culture. Working in schools and youth centres Dorcas aims to keep ‘young people on the right track’.

Dorcas Gwata, Florence Nightingale Foundation Alumni. Image courtesy of the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Exhibits from ‘Florence The Leader’

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!