Brackley school parent paints portrait of school nurse now serving at John Radcliffe Hospital to celebrate International Nurses Day

A Brackley school parent and artist has paid tribute to nurses on International Nurses Day by painting a portrait of the school nurse who is now serving at the John Radcliffe Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Matt Elofson
Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 6:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 6:10 pm

Lou Dunipace, an artist and parent at Winchester House School in Brackley, has painted a portrait of Sister Wendy Bull.

International Nurses Day takes place on 12 May each year. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated International Nurses Day since 1965.

Mrs Dunipace painted Sister Wendy as part of an international pledge by artists to paint frontline heroes.

Sister Wendy has been working at the John Radcliffe Hospital on 10 different wards all of which have had patients with Covid since March.

She said: "I feel particularly proud today as I have seen just how hard the nurses in the JR have been working and it is International Nurses Day!

"I really am just an extra and, unlike many, have the luxury of choosing when I do and don’t work.

"I am happy for the painting to be shared especially as I am proudly wearing my WHS produced visor!”

A portrait painting by Winchester House School parent, Lou Dunipace, of Sister Wendy Bull who is working at the John Radcliffe Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic

Sister Wendy Bull was also painted wearing her face shield made by volunteers from Winchesters House School.

Volunteers from Winchester House School has made more than 400 face shield protective masks for key workers and other health care professionals.

Sister Wendy started her role at Winchester House School in February 2017.

Emma McGowan, the community relations manager for Winchester House School, said: "We are very lucky to have her as our School Nurse."

Sister Wendy Bull at Winchester House School

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