Florence Nightingale and her legacy- 200 years since her birth, on 12 May 1820

Historians have praised Florence Nightingale on the 200th anniversary of her birth, and said her legacy has “never been more relevant” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Staff at the Florence Nightingale Museum in Westminster said her key nursing values – which focused on maintaining good hygiene, regularly washing hands and carrying out evidence-based practices – have been widely echoed over the past months.
Nightingale was born on May 12 1820 which is also marked as International Nurses Day.

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