York Nurse Spends Christmas On Floating Hospital




From a report in The Press.

A former York nurse has spent Christmas on the Indian Ocean after transferring her skills to a floating hospital.

Cathy Armstrong is based on a ship called Africa Mercy, which is docked in Madagascar.

The 29-year-old children’s nurse, who trained at the University of York and worked at the city’s hospital for five years, is now volunteering with Mercy Ships, a Christian missionary charity.

Cathy said she missed spending Christmas with friends and family, but having worked on Africa Mercy before, she is happy to be back on board.

“I was able to celebrate Christmas on a ship in Madagascar – who gets to say that?” she said.

“We have people from all around the world who have different traditions and cultural backgrounds, so it was fun to get to know how other people celebrate.

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