International Nurses Day: The gran, mum and daughter on the front line

Meet three generations of a North East family working on the front line to fight coronavirus. …

Three generations of the same family are working on the front line in the same hospital fighting coronavirus.

All based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, mother Verity Pinkney is a nurse and clinical educator in renal services, 20-year-old daughter Megan Latimer is a second-year student nurse and grandma Audrey Crosby is a healthcare assistant in elderly rehabilitation.

We spoke to the women about life during the pandemic for International Nurses Day.

The day is celebrated around the world every 12 May – with this year marking the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.


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