The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses (MUMN) is celebrating its 20th anniversary, marking an historical milestone for the union.
Twenty years ago, a small group of midwives founded the MUMN which soon became one of the leading unions in Malta.
In 1990, the union named itself the Malta Union of Midwives before broadening its membership to nurses.
The anniversary celebrations will provide an opportunity to highlight the achievements of the union and to recognise the work midwives and nurses do to provide a high standard of quality care across the country.
One of the MUMN’s achievements is the setup of the Florence Nightingale Benevolent Fund (FNBF), which provides social support for its members who are facing difficult circumstances. The fund supports members’ sick leave, medical treatment abroad, compensation due to injury at work and retirement.
The week-long celebration will be marked with the following events:
13th September 2016 – Thanksgiving Mass at the Divine Mercy Church, Naxxar
14th September 2016 – Outing for children residing in an orphanage
15th September 2016 – Blood Donation Day and a memento presentation to retired members
16th September 2016 – Gala Night Reception at Verdala Palace, Buskett
17th September 2016 – Visit to MUMN members recovering in health institutions
19th September 2016 – Unveiling of the monument at San Anton Gardens
Since the union was established, the MUMN now represents 5 health care professions, providing a voice for the workforce, influencing policy, education and general practice.
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Source: Malta Independent