INTERNATIONAL nurses day was marked at a Teesside care home with an afternoon tea for staff.

The event took place at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, where district nurses and community matrons who visit the home were also recognised.

The afternoon tea, held in the home’s bistro, included sandwiches, cakes, lattes and cappuccinos, as a thank you for the nurses hard work.

Residents also gave their carers gift bags containing chocolates and mini bottles of wine.

Jessica Brown, home manager at The Beeches Care Home, said: “We wanted to show our thanks to all the hard working nurses, including staff and visiting professionals, who care for our residents at The Beeches.”