The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) on Tuesday, (August 16, 2022) honoured its healthcare workers for their outstanding contribution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.
In addition, entities from across the public and private sectors such as the Jamaica Defense Force, Jacden Enterprise Limited, Manpower Maintenance Services Group, Minott Services, National Health Fund, Guardian Life Group Limited, National Water Commission, Good Samaritan Inn, Rubis Eenergy, Mr. Michael McLeod, Chairman, Hospital Management Committee and Hon. Marcia Bennett, C.D. Custos Rotulorum, St. Thomas and many more were also presented with plaques for their stellar contribution towards the public health sector.
Mr. Wentworth Charles, Board Chairman, SERHA, said in his speech that he saluted all healthcare workers for working tirelessly and selflessly giving of their best efforts these past two years. The Region has hosted a number of activities in honour of healthcare workers in the month of July, and it is only the beginning of what is to come.
The Hon. Juliet-Cuthbert- Flynn, State Minister, Ministry of Health and Wellness, said that the major dominance of COVID-19 rocked the world into a global pandemic as health teams faced varied dangers, all to protect the lives of their people.
Minister Flynn added that much extraordinary work has been accomplished by the team in SERHA with evidence of perseverance, diligence, and reservoirs of inner strength.
"To all entities and private and public bodies that stood with our health teams, a big thank you. Partnership is the bedrock of public health and has served to provide sustenance, especially during a time of crisis".
The Board Chairman’s Award for Exceptional Service was presented to the National Chest Hospital.
Mr. Wentworth Charles, Board Chairman, SERHA, presents the Chairman's Award trophy to Dr. Terry Baker, Senior Medical Officer, National Chest Hospital who accepted on the behalf of the hospital during the award presentation. Also shared in the moment were members of staff from the National Chest Hospital.