Nurses at BHC Treated To 380 Goodie Bags by National
Kingston, Jamaica - July 19, 2023: As Jamaicans continue to recognize the selfless service of nurses Island wide for Nurses’ Week 2023, National Baking Company Limited joined in on the action by donating 380 goodie bags with healthy snacks at the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Wednesday (July 19).
The handover was done in partnership with the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA). Each National goodie bag contained some of the baking company’s product line of healthy snacks, such as chickpeas in both spicy and original; National Nuts in honey roasted, lightly salted, fruit and nut; National yellow sweet potato chips and other baked products.
Among the team of nurses who benefitted are Nurse Managers, Specialist Nurses, Registered Nurses and In-Service Education Officers.
Ms. Marsha-Lee Stewart, Brand Manager at Continental Baking Company, said the company was happy to make this donation because they recognize the significant contribution of all nurses to the health sector and the nation at large.
“Without our nurses, we would not be able to continue and operate as efficiently as our hospitals do, so we have decided to treat the nurses at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. This is our second year participating, and we are all about giving back to the community and giving back to the nation,” Miss Stewart said.
Speaking at the handover, Miss Stewart also extended words of encouragement to the nursing professionals in attendance.
Mr. Errol Greene, Regional Director, SERHA, thanked the National Baking Company for their partnership and kind donations while applauding Jamaican nurses for their relentless efforts.
“Our nurses play an integral role in the care and well-being of patients. Nurses’ self-sacrificing spirit helps with the healing and speedy recovery of those for whom they care.
It is said that doctors make you live, but nurses make you want to live. They are the dependable support to our physicians as you identify and report changes to the condition of patients,” Greene said.
“Our nurses must be acknowledged for living up to their creed, which requires patience and
resilience, especially in the sometimes-volatile environment in which duties are performed. As a nation, we depend on our nurses to be adaptable to the constant changes and demands of the field. There is also a high expectation from the public that our nurses will keep abreast of advancements in patient care,” he said.
Mr. Greene also said that despite the major challenges, the nation is cognizant of the nurses’
ability to strike a balance between their work and personal life, putting the interest of patients first, acting as counsellors, prayer warriors and friends to those in need.
Contact: Ms. Shuwana Johnson
Public Relations Manager
South East Regional Health Authority
Tel: (876) 816-8058